spur track


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spur track

n.
A short side track that connects with the main track of a railroad system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spur track - a railway line connected to a trunk line
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
loop-line - a railway branch line that branches from the trunk line and then rejoins it later on
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Also given an amber flag is the planned conversion of the Cardiff Bay railway to tram operation, with a new spur track to serve Cardiff Central.
The town could tie into a lead track west of the layover that will allow it or any future businesses to install a switch for a spur track, according to Eric Fleming, deputy program manager from HNTB in Waltham, which is designing the station.
In exchange for and as a precondition to that conveyance, the railroad agreed to build and maintain 1) a spur track from its main line to a point near where the hotelier intended to remodel an existing hotel, and 2) a depot and platforms at the spur track's point of termination.
Armstrong built a spur track to connect to the Border Counties Railway.
It's a steep 1/2-mile scramble on a spur track to Devils Peak's 7,582-foot summit.