branch line

(redirected from Branch lines)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

branch line

or

branchline

n
(Railways) railways a secondary route to a place or places not served by a main line
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
3km La Dorada- Chiriguan corridor, as well as the branch lines Puerto Berro-Cabaas and Capulco; and the 332.
LAHORE -- Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said trains run on branch lines between other small and big cities can not be ignored besides the up-gradation of main lines.
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.
Replacement was not an option due to the disruption to occupied office spaces where the branch lines were located.
This kind of money could reopen all the branch lines that were closed down 50 years ago.
Furthermore, with using the open-ended coupled lines instead of branch lines and port feeding lines, filter-couplers were proposed in literatures [15, 16], respectively.
Each a Glimpse provides a gorgeous collection of steam train photos from the last days of steam in England and also captures the presence of the trains in everyday life, from railway line crossings and train spotters to country branch lines.