A consist of freight cars, usually dedicated to a single commodity and/or origin and destination, which customarily is not broken-up except for special maintenance work on a component. (For passenger trains, see "Train Set.")
Trains of great length providing single-product, non-stop service in one direction to a major terminal.
A train comprising a specified number of railcars that remain together as a unit until reaching a designated destination.
A long train of between 60 and 150 or more hopper cars, carrying only coal between a single mine and destination.
A train of 100 or more cars carrying only coal. A typical unit train can carry at least 10,000 tons of coal in a single shipment.
a freight train that moves carloads of a single product between two points. By unloading on arrival and returning promptly for another load, such trains cut costs because they eliminate intermediate stops in yards and reduce cycle times.
A combination of coal cars, typically open top hopper cars, of 100 or more, which are kept together as a unit, moving coal from one mine to one customer, often being dedicated to the movement of coal from one mine to one power plant.
Long train carrying coal to a single customer
A train carrying a single bulk commodity, such as coal or grain, from one shipper to one consignee without any switching or classification en-route.
A train of a specified number of railcars, perhaps 100, which remain as a unit for a designated destination or until a change in routing is made.
A train with a specified number of railcars that remains as a unit for a designated destination or until a change in routing is made.
A train where the number of railcars is specified, say perhaps at 100, and where they remain in a unit for a designated destination or until a change is made to the routing.
An entire, uninterrupted locomotive, car, and caboose movement between an origin and destination.
A unit train, also called a block train is train in which all the cars making it up are shipped from the same origin to the same destination. This saves the hassle of assembling and disassembling trains at rail yards near the origin and destination, however, unit trains are only economical for high-volume customers. Since unit trains carry only one commodity, cars are of all the same type, and sometimes the cars are all identical.