railhead has definitions from the field of military
[ noun ] (military) a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution

Used in print

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

By late afternoon the train inched into the marshaling yards in the railhead at Lublin , which was filled with lines of cars poised to pour the tools of war to the Russian front .

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[ noun ] the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway

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