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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The recent installation of two hydraulic lifts and a marine railway at Wrangell's marine services center have allowed 300-ton vessels to be hauled out and worked on.
1 Discharges a gun (5); 2 Marine railway on which a vessel is launched (7).
Portsmouth Marine Railway Building, Marcy Street, Portsmouth (1833): From 1833 to 1855, the Portsmouth Marine Railway hauled masted tall ships weighing as much as 500 tons in from the Piscataqua River for inspection and repair.
The centerpiece of the facility, a working shipyard, will be reminiscent of The Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, the first black-owned marine railway and shipyard in the U.
These services include stevedoring, light and heavy equipment, warehouse and office space, heliport and hangar, multiple outside staging and storing pads as well as diesel fuel and potable water while providing a marine railway capable of hauling vessels up to 200 feet in length.
A study of the Superfund Site determined that the five sunken canalboats in the canal, as well as other features such as the drawbridge and marine railway, are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Sun State Marine Services also provides superior ship repair services in addition to new vessel construction, with a 1,000-ton marine railway and three dry docks that can handle vessels up to 1,000 tons.
The 15-count indictment charges that Manning, James, and others were involved in a scheme to illegally dredge the marine railway tracks and the channel leading into Donco's 3.
3 acres, and contains several wharfs, two marine railways, a travel lift, a maintenance shop, and fueling operations.
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
Syncrolift and TTS will also combine their expertise in the design and supply of marine railways and side-launching systems, thereby expanding the range of systems offered to smaller ship and boat builders.

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