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branch line

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branchline

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(Railways) railways a secondary route to a place or places not served by a main line
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Noun1.branch line - 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
Translations

branch line

n (Rail) → linea secondaria
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Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldly coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
It rained heavily all the way to Bright River, to which station they had to go, since the branch line train from Carmody did not connect with the boat train.
Nevertheless, the operation of the three branch lines in Alishan National Scenic Area-the Chushan Line, Zhaoping Line, and Shenmu Line (Sacred Tree Line)-remains normal, the office said.
Cable conduits with: - 15 branch lines, Horizontal, Remaining under the future base plate, Dn100, Plastic, Total length approx.
Derailment of trains has been going on for the last six months at various main and branch lines. On Thursday last, Jinnah Express hit a goods train near Hyderabad, leaving three officials -- driver, assistant driver and guard -- dead.
Fares of passengers trains at branch lines had not been increased, due to which, a majority of commuters of branch lines would not affect, he concluded.
CSX is soliciting bids for the following non-contiguous properties: Massena Line: Line extending north from Syracuse, NY to Canada; Baldwinsville Subdivision: Branch line west of Syracuse, NY; West Albany and Rensselaer, NY: Collection of properties near Albany, NY; Cumberland Valley: Feeder lines extending east of Corbin, KY; Eastern North Carolina: Branch lines terminating in Grangers and Plymouth, NC; Marietta Subdivision: Branch line extending north out of Parkersburg, WV.
Nonetheless, the tale of the trains is a fascinating one, and tonight they investigate branch lines - - 6,000 miles of rural lines that were scrapped by Dr Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways, in the 1960s.
FULL STEAM AHEAD BBC2, 8pm ARCHAEOLOGISTS Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands, and historian Ruth Goodman investigate branch lines - 6,000 miles of rural lines that were scrapped by Dr Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways, in the 1960s.
Nonetheless, the tale of the trains is a fascinating one, and tonight they investigate branch lines - 6,000 miles of rural lines that were scrapped by Dr Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways, in the 1960s.
Nonetheless, the tale of the trains is fascinating one, and tonight they investigate branch lines - 6,000 miles rural lines that were scrapped by Dr Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways, in the 1960s.
Section V presents a field study in which these techniques are then applied to two real domestic supplies at the local electricity supply company in order to locate fraudulent branch lines. Finally, Section VI highlights the main conclusions that can be derived from this study.