a group of workers who take care of a section of railroad track.
Compare floating gang.
Origin of section gang
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for section gang
Directly in front of Matt was a small tool-house such as a section-gang uses for storing tools and hand-cars.Motor Matt's Triumph, or, Three Speeds Forward|Stanley R. Matthews
His last job had been as a member of a section-gang on a railroad.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
You git the tie-houses of the section-gang plank in front–here.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates