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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:15 am    Post subject: Switch diamond Reply with quote

Believe this is US name for DIAMOND CROSSINGS with SLIPS.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 does not, the train can only pass from one leg of the crossing to the opposite one. Having a switch diamond avoids the high wear and maintenance cost of the obtuse crossing (but introduces wear and maintenance costs for the moving parts...).
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