How to use Sidings in a sentence
While working on the permanent-way, sidings, 14.
An engine coupled to a batch of wagons runs one or more of them down one siding, leaves them there, then returns back with the remainder clear of the points where the sidings diverge, runs one or more others down another siding, and so on till they are all disposed of.
Table Viii.-Paid-Up Capital, 1908 The table excludes sidings, because they cannot fairly be compared with running tracks, mile for mile.
Yet the mileage of sidings in the United Kingdom amounted to 14,353 in 1908, and the cost of constructing them was probably not far from £60,000,000.
At stations the points that give access to sidings are generally arranged as trailing points with respect to the direction of traffic on the main lines; that is, trains cannot pass direct into sidings, but have to stop and then run backwards into them.Advertisement
At a small roadside station, where the traffic is of a purely local character, there will be some sidings to which horses and carts have access for handling bulk goods like coal, gravel,.
The increased loading space required in the sheds is obtained by multiplying the number and the length of lines and platforms; sometimes also there are short sidings, cut into the platforms at right angles to the lines, in which wagons are placed by the aid of wagon turn-tables, and sometimes the wagons are dealt with on two floors, being raised or lowered bodily from the ground level by lifts.
The same operation is repeated with fresh batches of wagons, until the sidings contain a number of trains, each intended, it may be supposed, for a particular town or district.
Alongside the tracks on which stand the trains that are to be broken up and from which the sidings diverge subsidiary tracks are provided for the use of the shunting engines.
In this way a train is distributed with great rapidity, especially if the points giving access to the different sidings are worked by power so that they can be quickly manipulated.Advertisement
Sometimes a site can be found for the sorting sidings where the natural slope of the ground is sufficiently steep to make the wagons run down of themselves.
Here, at the highest level, there are a number of " upper reception lines " converging to a single line which leads to a group of " sorting sidings " at a lower level.
These in turn converge to a pair of single lines which lead to two groups of marshalling sidings, called " gridirons " from their shape, and these again converge to single lines leading to " lower reception and departure lines " at the bottom of the slope.
Beneath them are extensive underground railway sidings.
Railway sidings extend to 172 m.Advertisement
Other remains of the fortifications, consisting of towers and bastions, are to be seen as in the Tramore railway sidings and in Castle Street.
A large proportion of the sidings were used for the conveyance of coal and a coal merchants stood on the site until very recently.
Carriage sidings, still extant beyond the fine signal box, are somewhat overgrown.
Beyond the now removed sidings lie the salt marshes of the River Conwy, since reclaimed and home to Tesco.
The site was, until 1989, occupied by extensive railroad sidings, and the embankment of the former Lewes - Uckfield railroad line.Advertisement
The Ruston loco shunting the exchange sidings at Blaenau serves only the Oakeley quarry.
Visible are the remains of the connection from the east end of the sorting sidings to the up main line.
In the immediate foreground are the now disused sidings of Blue Circle (Portland Cement ).
The once extensive sidings at Banbury seem to have given way - mostly gone to new housing " Makes a change from supermarkets " .
There are trip workings to several private sidings in the Exeter area.Advertisement
In addition a substantial site for new housing is proposed on the former railroad sidings adjoining the Town Moor.
To the left, new carriage sidings are being created.
On either side of the island platform a number of freight sidings were available, including a shed on the west pier.
Two additional sidings eventually transpired on the ' ' down ' ' side, trailing off to the west of the platforms.
Here, access to the companies ' yards was controlled by small turntables which would turn wagons off the main sidings at 90 degrees.Advertisement
Beyond this is a largely vacant area, once presumably covered by sidings.
A small engine pottered about in the sidings opposite the pub, busily shunting wagons.
New sidings were added on both sides of the Manchester Ship Canal to serve coal wharves on the canal.
The decade from 1896 until 1905, inclusive, saw huge sums spent on yards, passing tracks, grade reduction, elimination of curves, substitution of large locomotives and cars for small ones, &c. During those ten years, the route mileage increased 34,991 m., or 17%, while the mileage of second, third, fourth and yard tracks and sidings increased 32,666 m., or nearly 57%.
Rules drafted by the Board of Trade under this act came into force on the 8th of August 1902, the subjects referred to being (I) labelling of wagons; (2) movements of wagons by propping and tow-roping; (3) power-brakes on engines; (4) lighting of stations and sidings; (g) protection of points, rods, &c.; (6) construction and protection of gauge-glasses; (7) arrangement of tool-boxes, &c., on engines; (8) provision of brake-vans for trains upon running lines beyond the limits of stations; (9) protection to permanent-way men when relaying or repairing permanent way.Advertisement
The arrangement and appropriation of the tracks in a station materially affect the economical and efficient working of the traffic. There must be a sufficient provision of sidings, connected with the running tracks by points, for holding spare rolling stock and to enable carriages to be added to or taken off trains and engines to be changed with as little delay as possible.
The wagons from the upper reception lines are sorted into trains on the sorting sidings, and then, in the gridirons, are arranged in the appropriate order and marshalled ready to be sent off from the departure lines.
Many stations had loop lines built at them (refuge sidings made into loops).
The engine is shunting the two coal sidings on its return trip to Skipton on 13th April 1955.
On reaching the west end of the yard, it will then shunt back into the sidings.Advertisement
The five storage sidings formerly laid on the land to the left, now occupied by high-density housing.
These sidings connected with three main railroad lines to London.
The once extensive sidings at Banbury seem to have given way - mostly gone to new housing " Makes a change from supermarkets ".
To the south of the junction there were some sidings on the north side of the line.
Island Green Retail Park was formerly 11.25 acres of derelict buildings and land, formerly the old brewery and tannery buildings and railroad sidings.Advertisement
The first set of sidings were sandwiched in-between the level crossing and platform, complete with a five ton crane.
To the west of the platforms are a trio of sidings which are situated on a gradual gradient, relative to the platform lines.