I've always enjoyed trains and mass transit and am now at a point in my life I want to learn more about the technical aspects.
I love these forums and am learning a lot but often acronyms or other words come up that I'm not familiar with. Sure, I can (and do) Google each term, but I would love some kind of handy online train terms dictionary or FAQ for easy and quick reference.
Can anyone recommend one?
I apologize if this info is available somewhere on the forums that I've overlooked.
I know there hasn't been much response, so I hope the OP has the E-mail notification in operation.
If you go to the top of the page, above the pretty cover photos, there's a small label, RESOURCES. Put the cursor on it and a menu opens. about 3/4 way down is a line, RAILROAD GLOSSARY. That should help.
This will also help a lot (pictures and all). It covers most Australian standard components, but generally applies worldwide: http://engineering.railcorp.nsw.gov.au/Disciplines/Civil/TMC_202.pdf