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spur track

noun, Railroads.
1.
a short branch track leading from the main track, and connected with it at one end only.
Also called spur, stub track.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples for spur track
  • However, the spur track weaves right through the middle of a residential, downtown neighborhood.
  • As distinguished from a sidetrack, a spur track is of indefinite length, extending out from main line.
  • If not, it may be worthwhile to lease a spur track somewhere on-line and have the cars delivered there.
  • They finished, put their track equipment away on a spur track and gave up their authority to be on the main track.

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