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RailRoad Frog

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 22, 2006

In Reply to: RailRoad Frog posted by Paul on January 22, 2006

: RailRoad Frog = Intersecting railroad tracks cross through each other on a special track section called a railroad frog. Any clues how it became known as a frog other then a visual similiarly to a crushed, splayed and dried real frog?

A railroad frog is a switch that allows a train's wheels to "leap" across intersecting rails at a junction.