branch line


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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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The company's chairman, John Parry, said: 'Our company has arrived on the transport scene and its products are delivering stunning results in public service on the Stourbridge Town branch line.
Have reduced the cost of the branch line operation to less than half that
Rick Parry, Liverpool's chief executive, and Mersey travel officials have confirmed reopening the branch line was a possibility.
serving Birmingham International Airport/NEC with the advent of a second runway-this is vitally important -also a branch line along Lode Lane could serve Land-Rover, Solihull hospital and Touchwood/Solihull town centre.
The Valley busway would follow the right-of-way of the former Burbank Branch line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, running mostly along Chandler, Burbank and Victory boulevards.
station and/or a Sunnyside Yard alignment, a branch line from Queensboro Plaza station.
The child was discovered on the branch line between Maltby and Tickhill, South Yorkshire.
Dunrobin has all the classic lines of an English branch line locomotive and will look wonderful here.
In the first of a series of September walks and key task sessions, Liz Colquhoun will be leading the party on an historic journey down the former Lockwood toMeltham railway branch line which was closed to passengers in 1949.
Transport officials are investigating the possible revival of the Bootle branch line for passenger trains, providing a direct train link to Anfield for the first time in years.
The problem today is that some of the access corridors, such as the old Machen branch line, have been lost to road development.
50 and organisers say some of this will be used to provide more equipment for the group's GWR branch line in Devon.