marine railway


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marine railway

[mə′rēn ′rāl‚wā]
(civil engineering)
A type of dry dock consisting of a cradle of wood or steel with rollers on which the ship may be hauled out of the water along a fixed inclined track leading up the bank of a waterway.
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10 miles to Project Site with Marine Railway cradle.
Our products include a variety of aluminum and steel boat lifts, PWC lifts, marine railways and aluminum docks.
For commercial entities that inspect, maintain, and operate dry docks, this manual from the Dry Dock Asset Management Task Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers relates the safe operation of four types of dry dock facilities: floating dry docks, graving docks, marine railways, and vertical lifts.
Location: The Adventure Berth at Gloucester Marine Railways on Harbor Loop Road in downtown Gloucester
3 acres, and contains several wharfs, two marine railways, a travel lift, a maintenance shop, and fueling operations.

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