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main line

1. Railways
a. the trunk route between two points, usually fed by branch lines
b. (as modifier): a main-line station
2. US a main road

Main Line


(Russian, magistral’; from Latin magistralis, “leading”).

(1) The main route, the primary line in communications (railroad main line, waterway main line).

(2) A wide and heavily traveled street in a large city.

(3) The main cable or wire in an electrical circuit or in tele-graph and telephone communications.

(4) The main pipe in a sewerage line or water system.

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The mainliners, he said, are doing a better job now than in the recent past.
Tommy McArdle, director of the play, believes audiences will make an immediate connection with the theme of the play which is named after one of Big Tom's best known hits, Four Country Roads, written by Derry man, Johnny McCauley: "The story is about Bailey who comes home from England to have a video made with young handsome band-members acting as The Mainliners in their heyday.
The song, which was written by Maurice Soye and which is also contained on Boxcar Brian's new album, I'M JUST ME, pays tribute to John Beattie and Seamus McMahon of the Mainliners band.
The summer was dominated by the huge success of the Big Tom and the Mainliners tour.
Not only does Tom intend to tour with the mighty Mainliners but he is also ready to go into the studios to lay down some tracks for a new album.
THE biggest-selling country video and DVD this Christmas is Big Tom And The Mainliners, Galtymore 2004.
Maurice Soye wrote the song about John Beattie and Seamus McMahon, the organist and lead guitar player with The Mainliners.
Big Tom and the Mainliners will now play a date in the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney on Tuesday night, 15th November.
THE Mainliners have long prided themselves with the tag, the band with the magic beat.
John is the man who fronted the Mainliners after Big Tom's departure back in 1975.
That was back in the summer of 1975 when John was chosen to front the Mainliners after Big Tom's departure some weeks earlier.
The cameras were in the Glencarn Hotel later the same night to capture the atmosphere as a capacity crowd danced the night away to Big Tom and the Mainliners and when his hit single Goin' Out the Same You Came In nearly brought the place down.