Freight Terminals

A building or group of structures, generally a railroad facility, where freight is handled either using a physical track connection to a trunk line railroad or in an isolated location removed from the trunk line. There may be carfloat service, in which flat-topped barges are used, and freight storage facilities.

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3310
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freight terminals
freight terminal
terminals, freight
goederenterminals Dutch
goederenterminal Dutch
terminales de carga Spanish
terminal de carga Spanish
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A building or group of structures, generally a railroad facility, where freight is handled either using a physical track connection to a trunk line railroad or in an isolated location removed from the trunk line. There may be carfloat service, in which flat-topped barges are used, and freight storage facilities.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007751. The J. Paul Getty Trust.