Find on this page the terms and wording used within or without the VR for the many events and happenings. In some cases slang may be used. Terms used will include equipment and words used that had a common meaning understood by most in the rail employ. This list may appear in present or past tense for the era 1880s to the 1990s. Many terms will continue as the practices are brought forward by people from that era.

Peter J. Vincent, June 2007