The term "Highball" has become synonymous with proceeding at maximum authorized speed. But I have noticed Amtrak crews using it as a term just to indicate station work complete. For example; crews will say highball then immediately announce TSR's / PSR's, or they will be sitting in the station, copy down a form B, then proceed with a "highball" from the Conductor / AC. They will obviously not proceed at maximum authorized speed when the Form B Limits are right past the depot. At first I thought Amtrak would have to have a different definition of "highball" than regular railroads. But in the Service Standards, it says: Highball: Conductor to the engineer, Proceed at MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED SPEED. They will also give highballs on proceed indications that are not clear. For example: Amtrak will not be able to proceed at maximum track speed with an approach medium up ahead! So what gives? Has the term "highball" lost its meaning?