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rail·head

 (rāl′hĕd′)
n.
1. The farthest point on a railroad to which rails have been laid.
2. A place on a railroad where military supplies are unloaded.

railhead

(ˈreɪlˌhɛd)
n
1. (Railways) a terminal of a railway
2. (Railways) the farthest point reached by completed track on an unfinished railway
3. (Military) military the point at which material and personnel are transferred from rail to another conveyance
4. (Railways) the upper part of a railway rail, on which the traffic wheels run

rail•head

(ˈreɪlˌhɛd)

n.
a railroad depot at which supplies are unloaded to be distributed or forwarded by truck or other means.

railhead

A point on a railway where loads are transferred between trains and other means of transport. See also navigation head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.railhead - a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
storehouse, depot, entrepot, storage, store - a depository for goods; "storehouses were built close to the docks"
2.railhead - the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
Translations

railhead

[ˈreɪlhed] Nestación f terminal, cabeza f de línea
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At Cambus/Blackgrange, the A-largest bonded warehouse site in Europe lies adjacent to the Stirling-Alloa railway, while the massive Shieldhall bottling plant in south west Glasgow is less than a mile by road from a mothballed freight railhead at Deanside.
The HS2 line between Fradley and Crewe is proposed to pass through Stafford borough, with a railhead and infrastructure maintenance base (IMB-R) earmarked for land to the west of Stone, near Yarnfield.
These changes will place the residents of Newcastle Road, Hanchurch, and potentially public road users at considerable additional safety risk." The councils have renewed their calls for the proposed railhead to be relocated to an alternative site.
MIRP hope the railhead wil be a "gamechanger" in the rail logistics business, offering faster Scottish links to a Europe-wide logistics network.
"Prior to this railhead project, the Estonians only had one railhead created during Soviet times, and it was outside of the military area," he said.
Neil McShane, railhead manager of AV Dawson, said: "Nissan are doing great things with their new line and the electric car and we're proud to be part of their supply chain in the North-east.
On the South Wales network there were more than 23 incidents of delays, including the first train down from Rhymney, and the 6.33am service between Penarth and Bargoed lost 37 minutes of its journey due to "exceptional railhead conditions" from Heath to Llanishen.
At present the team has only focused on detecting defects near the surface of the railhead such as gauge corner cracking, where a shallow crack can block the ultrasound from penetrating down to a deeper crack behind it.
ConAgra Foods, one of North America's largest food companies, is expanding its giant Fort Worth distribution operation with the addition of a $17.7 million, 304,500 square foot refrigerated warehouse facility in the Railhead Business Park.
EUROPE'S largest metal recycling operation is to double the size of its major railhead in the Port of Liverpool to take mores crap metal off congested roads.
A spokeswoman for Land Rover said: 'We have reluctantly decided not to proceed with the proposed railhead and rail link between the Solihull plant and the West Coast Main Line.
It is estimated that a 2.5-mile railhead, linking the factory to the main freight lines near the National Exhibition Centre, would save at least 90 million road miles a year by taking car and component deliveries off the roads.