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Glossary Results for Word "Trailing points"

Trailing points Points arranged in such a way that a train has to “set back” (reverse) to be diverted from the line on which they are standing. SidingsExplain 'Siding' are normally accessed via trailing points, as are emergency crossovers on double lines. They are safer than facing pointsExplain 'Facing Points' in the event that a train SPADsExplain 'SPAD (Signal Passed at Danger)' the signal protecting them as the train will force over the point bladesExplain 'Point Blades' and continue on the line, reducing the possibility of colliding with another train or de-railing.