section gang

noun Railroads.
a group of workers who take care of a section of railroad track.
Compare floating gang.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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section gang

noun
a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad 
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Example sentences
He is a laborer in a section gang which looks after track maintenance and repair work.
It wasn't long before he joined the section gang as a track laborer and caller.
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