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When you were talking about the air lines you mentioned the yellow ties and 'clearance points'... what exactly is a clearance point?
 

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Probably as far forward in a yard track you can stop and not be hit by a passing train.
 

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When you were talking about the air lines you mentioned the yellow ties and 'clearance points'... what exactly is a clearance point?
Where any two tracks converge at a switch, the clearance point (on each track) is the point where equipment can be safely parked and be "clear" of the other track and not "foul" it for other movements.
 

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Nice. I've heard of people putting pins beside the (model) track to mark this point, don't think I've ever seen ties painted though.
 
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