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Branch line   /bræntʃ laɪn/   Listen
Branch line

A railway line connected to a trunk line.  Synonyms: spur, spur track.

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"Branch line" Quotes from Famous Books

... very funny after this how many times I had to run down to Bentonville. That Sandia branch line had to be inspected; the switch board had to be replaced by a new one in "BN" office; wires had to be changed, a new ground put in, and many other things done, and always I had to go myself to see that the work was done properly. The agent at Bentonville came, ...
— Danger Signals • John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady

... you for it. I suppose I ought to be ashamed to confess how I like having a whole compartment just for myself. You see, a compartment always will spell luxury to me. There were all those years on the road, you know, when I often considered myself in luck to get an upper on a local of a branch line that threw you around in your berth like a bean in a tin can every time the engineer stopped ...
— Emma McChesney & Co. • Edna Ferber

Words linked to "Branch line" :   line, rail line, loop-line, railway line

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