branch line


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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
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
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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.
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.
The Welsh Mountaineer was due to have travelled from Preston to Chester and then along the North Wales main line to Llandudno Junction, where it would have taken the Conwy Valley branch line to Blaenau Ffestiniog on July 23.
"The railway museum sits in the base of then Nunckley Hill Quarry, and is linked to the restored branch line to allow access for engines and carriages to the branch line, and ultimately to the Great Central Railway line.
There was disruption for about an hour to many services on the Chester and Ellesmere Port branch line.
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.
Local historian David Cockman will outline the history of the line, illustrate what remains of the line today and how 50 years after Beeching lines are being re-opened - but, sadly, not the Holmfirth Branch Line. Much of the line has now been built on.
The tour, promoted by the Branch Line Society, was to celebrate the growth of the firm's Teesside freight terminal.
ANDY SLATTERY has never hidden the fact he holds Branch Line in high regard and the three-year-old went some way to justifying his reputation when winning over 6f at Limerick in good style on his latest start.
The challenge is to find a potentially fraudulent branch line or a fault where the incoming main line is not visible (i.e.
The proposed antenna consists of a folded-loop and a meandered planar inverted-F antenna (MPIFA) with an additional branch line. The folded-loop antenna operates at the high-frequency band covering GSM1800 (1710-1880 MHz), GSM1900 (1850-1990 MHz), UMTS (1920-2170 MHz), LTE2300 (2305-2400 MHz), and LTE2500 (2500-2690 MHz), and the MPIFA with an additional branch line covers the low-frequency band, including GSM850 (824-894 MHz) and GSM900 (880-960 MHz) [2-6].
This includes the mainline north, from Manila to La Union as well as a branch line from Tarlac to San Jose, Nueva Ecija, and a possible extension to Cagayan.