switch yard

switchyard

[swich-yahrd]
noun
a railroad yard in which rolling stock is distributed or made up into trains.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; switch + yard2

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switch yard
 
n
(US), (Canadian) an area in a railway system where rolling stock is shunted, as in forming trains

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