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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LOCATION OF WORK: Beginning at the intersection of I-189 and US Route 7, travel south on Route 7 for 3 miles; turn right on to Bay Road and travel 1.7miles; turn right on Harbor Road and travel 3.0 miles to entrance of Shelburne Shipyard; take left and travel North for 0.10 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.
The council also unanimously sanctioned $35,000 to help fund the project to build the BoatShop's marine railways. The city's contribution covers half of the estimated cost for the completion of Phase I of the railways.
The facility covers approximately 3.3 acres, and contains several wharfs, two marine railways, a travel lift, a maintenance shop, and fueling operations.

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