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branch line

[′branch ‚līn]
(civil engineering)
A secondary line in a railroad system that connects to the main line.
(engineering)

branch line

1. A water supply line which connects one or more fixtures with the main supply, with a riser, or with another branch.
2. A pipe in which fire sprinklers (i.e., sprinkler heads) are placed.
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As these locomotives have the ability to perform both yard and branchline operations, we believe that our Road Switchers will become our key product for the major railroads with our yard locomotives primarily being focused on industrial and specialty applications and railroad yard operations in sensitive areas or where there is high fuel usage.
It's a lost world of green Great Western Locos and maroon LMS engines, of local trains and shunters, branchline tank engines and mainline heroes.
Short lines are operating many thousands of miles of rural rail branchline that might otherwise have been abandoned.
Other amendments suggested by CN relate to earlier compromises on dispute resolution and branchline abandonment that are not contained in the present package.
The nine-mile reconstruction of the Redlands branchline will include the entire replacement of track and bridges, communications and signals, closures and improvements to 27 grade crossings including quiet zones, four new stations with two being 3P s, reconfiguration of a maintenance facility, and acquisition of DMU vehicles.
The Remembrance Line group, who are feistily campaigning to preserve Folkestone Harbour branchline in Kent, also wants to launch a vintage cross-channel service.
The mainline was deployed from a hydraulically powered spool over the stern and fishing depth was controlled by adjusting branchline (~20 m) and floatline lengths (~10-90m), distance between buoys (~50 m), number of hooks between floats (6-10 hooks), and vessel speed (Fig.
3 Loss on termination of lease with shortline railway During the fourth quarter of 2009 the Company made a payment of approximately $73 million to terminate a contract with a lessee in order to cease through-train operations over the CP owned rail branchline between Smiths Falls and Sudbury.
Should we not therefore change the name of the iron roadway into the city to the Manchester to Liverpool Branchline, just to confirm every day that we are a riverside backwater?
IM Properties has invested an initial pounds 22 million in ground reclamation, roads and the re-instatement of a branchline to create the Midlands' largest rail served development site.
The demolition gang arrive at the Wirral terminus to rip up the former Great Western Railway's branchline from Hooton on February 14, 1964.
The probability of an animal being on a hook when the branchline is retrieved is a product of two probability density functions: first the probability of being hooked and then the probability of being lost from the hook.