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  Topic: Turnout
Edwinmarks

Replies: 2
Views: 19097

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:19 am   Subject: Turnout
UK: In 'real' practice 'point' is used instead. 'Turnout' can be used to refer to the curved track in a set of points, particularly in relation to the speed limit applying on that track. It is howev ...
  Topic: Obtuse crossing
Edwinmarks

Replies: 1
Views: 18569

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:15 am   Subject: Obtuse crossing
UK: Where the left hand rail of one track crosses the left hand rail of another track. Not used in switch diamonds.
  Topic: Crossing
Edwinmarks

Replies: 0
Views: 13721

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:13 am   Subject: Crossing
UK: Generic term for obtuse or acute crossings, where rails cross one another. Part of the term 'switch and crossing' which describes areas of intersecting tracks.
  Topic: Acute Crossing
Edwinmarks

Replies: 2
Views: 22598

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:12 am   Subject: Acute Crossing
Certainly used in the UK. See also 'obtuse crossing'.
  Topic: Truck
Edwinmarks

Replies: 1
Views: 17714

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:11 am   Subject: Truck
US: Equivalent to the UK term 'bogie'. A rotating sub-frame with (usually) four wheels, mounted underneath a rail vehicle.
  Topic: Puzzle switches
Edwinmarks

Replies: 2
Views: 17859

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:10 am   Subject: Puzzle switches
Never heard of this in UK context (but it's a good description!)
  Topic: Switch(es)
Edwinmarks

Replies: 1
Views: 15712

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:08 am   Subject: Switch(es)
UK: 'Switch' refers only to the moveable blades and associated parts. 'Switch and crossing' is the generic term for areas where tracks intersect.
  Topic: Diamond crossing
Edwinmarks

Replies: 1
Views: 18322

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:06 am   Subject: Diamond crossing
UK: A diamond crossing can be a fixed diamond (with no moving parts but a long rail gap at the obtuse crossing) or a switch diamond (which avoids the obtuse crossing but has moving parts). Either typ ...
  Topic: Switch diamond
Edwinmarks

Replies: 1
Views: 17248

PostForum: Words & Phrases   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:04 am   Subject: Switch diamond
UK: A switch diamond is a type of diamond crossing with moveable rails which have to be set according to which of the intersecting tracks will be used by a train. It may also have slips but if it doe ...
 
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