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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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He said it was good that investment of Rs 1,000 billion was coming for upgradation of Main-Line 1 but branch lines were also equally important.
Battery electric two-coach trains were successfully tried out on the 45-mile Aberdeen to Ballater branch line in the 1960s, using banks of milk float batteries.
Likewise, the signals for SCSR cache (double diamond) and refuge alternative (coil) are commonly confused because both signals also appear on branch lines.
The correct size of pipe used for main and branch lines is determined by the permissible air velocity and pressure drop caused by the frictional resistance of the pipe.
A detailed study prepared for a partnership led by Tyne and Wear transport operators Nexus, and including representatives from Durham County Council, Sunderland City Council, One NorthEast, the North East Assembly and the Association of North East Councils, proposes to re-open two mothballed branch lines to link the two conurbations directly.
A talk is to be held to the Aln Railway Society at Barter Books by George Ives on branch lines in County Durham.
Available in multiple sizes, SmartPipe is useful for headers and branch lines all the way down to the point of use.
Available in multiple sizes, system is ideal for headers and branch lines all the way down to the point of use.
The Strategic Rail Authority admitted it would be 'common sense' to shave costs on rural branch lines rather than see them close in a new round of Beeching-style closures.
Initially, Magaw and his friends were thinking about starting an excursion train, but Union Pacific employees in Sacramento recommended that they take over UP's branch lines in Yolo County and haul freight.