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A passing loop (UK usage) or passing siding (North America) (also called a crossing loop, crossing place or, colloquially, a hole) is a place on a single line railway or tramway, often located at a station, where trains or trams travelling in opposite directions can pass each other. [1]

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AusLink is a former Australian Government land transport funding program, that operated between June 2004 and 2009.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Australian Rail Track Corporation

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is a Government of Australia owned statutory corporation, established in July 1998, that manages most of Australia's interstate rail network.

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Balloon loop

A balloon loop, turning loop or reversing loop (North American) allows a rail vehicle or train to reverse direction without having to shunt or even stop.

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Berry railway station

Berry is a single-platform intercity train station located in Berry, New South Wales, Australia, on the South Coast railway line.

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Bombo railway station

Bombo is a single-platform intercity train station located in Bombo, New South Wales, Australia, on the South Coast railway line.

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Cable railway

A cable railway (also known as an incline or inclined plane) is a steeply graded railway that uses a cable, rope or chain wound about a cable winch system (similar to a ski lift mechanism) powered by a stationary engine to haul trains on adversely steep grades.

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Casey Jones

Jonathan Luther "Casey" Jones (March 14, 1863 – April 30, 1900) from Jackson, Tennessee, was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad (IC).

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Catch points

Catch points and trap points are types of turnout which act as railway safety devices.

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Centralized traffic control

Centralized traffic control (CTC) is a form of railway signalling that originated in North America.

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For people with the surname, see Ciurea (surname). Ciurea is a commune in Iași County, Romania, part of the Iași metropolitan area.

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Ciurea rail disaster

Ciurea rail disaster, known in Romania as the Ciurea catastrophe (Catastrofa de la Ciurea), occurred on 13 January 1917, during World War I, at Ciurea station, Iași County, a station with a passing loop, located on the railway line from Iași to Bârlad.

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Cowan Bank

Cowan Bank is an 8.6 kilometre double-track section of the standard gauge Main North line in New South Wales, Australia.

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Cullerin is a small township in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

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Dombarton, New South Wales

Dombarton is a rural locality north west of Dapto in the Wollongong LGA, in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the western side of Lake Illawarra.

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Double-track railway

A double-track railway usually involves running one track in each direction, compared to a single-track railway where trains in both directions share the same track.

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Dugald rail accident

The Dugald rail accident was a railway accident that occurred on September 1, 1947 in Dugald, Manitoba, Canada, killing 31 people.

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Dugald, Manitoba

Dugald is a community in Manitoba, Canada, located 22 kilometers east of Winnipeg at the junction of PTH 15 and Provincial Road 206 in the Rural Municipality of Springfield.

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Exeter crossing loop collision

The Exeter crossing loop collision was a railway accident that occurred between the Temora Mail Train and a goods train at Exeter railway station, New South Wales, on 13 March 1914.

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Exeter railway station, New South Wales

Exeter railway station is located on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia.

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Exeter, New South Wales

Exeter is a village in the Southern Highlands district of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire.

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Fish River (Oberon)

Fish River, a perennial stream that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central western district of New South Wales, Australia.

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A funicular is one of the modes of transport, along with a cable railway and an inclined elevator, which uses a cable traction for movement on a steep slope.

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Gauntlet track

Gauntlet track or interlaced track (also gantlet track) is an arrangement in which railway tracks run parallel on a single track bed and are interlaced (i.e., overlapped) such that only one pair of rails may be used at a time.

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Geurie crossing loop collision

The Geurie crossing loop collision occurred on the night of 23 August 1963.

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Geurie, New South Wales

Geurie is a small village in central-west New South Wales, Australia in the local government area of Dubbo Regional Council.

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Glossary of North American railway terms

This page contains a list of terms, jargon, and slang used to varying degrees by railfans and railroad employees in the United States and Canada.

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Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings.

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A headshunt (or escape track in the United States) is a short length of track provided to release locomotives at terminal platforms, or to allow shunting to take place clear of main lines.

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High-speed rail in Norway

Currently, the only high-speed rail in Norway, on the railways of Norway is on Gardermobanen, a 64 kilometer line between Oslo Central Station and Eidsvoll via Oslo Airport.

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Hines Hill train collision

The Hines Hill train collision occurred on the Eastern Goldfields Railway on 14 January 1996 at Hines Hill, Western Australia.

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Hines Hill, Western Australia

Hines Hill is a town located 240 km east of Perth, between the towns of Merredin and Doodlakine in Western Australia.

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Island platform

An island platform (also center platform, centre platform) is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange.

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Junee is a medium-sized town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

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Left- and right-hand traffic

The terms right-hand traffic (RHT) and left-hand traffic (LHT) refer to the practice, in bidirectional traffic situations, to keep to the right side or to the left side of the road, respectively.

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Lists of rail accidents

This is the list of rail accident lists.

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Longest trains

The length of a train, including the longest trains, may be measured in number of wagons (for bulk loads such as coal and iron ore) or in metres for general freight.

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Molong railway station

Molong railway station is a heritage-listed former railway station on the Main Western railway line at Molong, Cabonne Shire, New South Wales, Australia.

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Multiplicative inverse

In mathematics, a multiplicative inverse or reciprocal for a number x, denoted by 1/x or x−1, is a number which when multiplied by x yields the multiplicative identity, 1.

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Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.

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Ngungumbane train collision

In the Ngungumbane train collision two trains collided at a crossing loop in Zimbabwe.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Quintinshill rail disaster

The Quintinshill rail disaster was a multi-train rail crash which occurred on 22 May 1915 outside the Quintinshill signal box near Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

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Railroad switch

A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.

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Railway platform

A railway platform is an area – normally paved or otherwise prepared for pedestrian use, and often raised to a greater or lesser degree – provided alongside one or more of the tracks at a railway or metro station for use by passengers awaiting, boarding, or alighting from trains.

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Railway signalling

Railway signalling is a system used to direct railway traffic and keep trains clear of each other at all times.

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Refuge siding

A refuge siding is a single-ended, or dead-end, siding off a running line, which may be used to temporarily accommodate a train so that another one can pass it.

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Ruling gradient

The term ruling grade is usually used as a synonym for "steepest climb" between two points on a railroad.

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Scone railway station

Scone railway station is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia.

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Side platform

A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway.

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Siding (rail)

A siding, in rail terminology, is a low-speed track section distinct from a running line or through route such as a main line or branch line or spur.

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Signal passed at danger

A signal passed at danger (SPAD) in railway terminology of many countries, including Australia and the UK (where it is also known as either a SPAD or SPAR), occurs when a train passes a stop signal without authority to do so.

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Single-track railway

A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.

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Single-track road

A single-track road or one-lane road is a road that permits two-way travel but is not wide enough in most places to allow vehicles to pass one another (although sometimes two compact cars can pass).

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Spiral (railway)

A spiral (sometimes called a spiral loop or just loop) is a technique employed by railways to ascend steep hills.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Track circuit

A track circuit is a simple electrical device used to detect the absence of a train on rail tracks, used to inform signallers and control relevant signals.

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A train is a form of transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers.

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Train station

A train station, railway station, railroad station, or depot (see below) is a railway facility or area where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight.

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A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Tumulla railway station

Tumulla was a crossing loop part way up the steep Tumulla Bank.

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United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states.

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Vaughan, Mississippi

Vaughan (also Vaughans or Vaughn) is an unincorporated community in Yazoo County, Mississippi.

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Violet Town

Violet Town is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia.

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Violet Town rail accident

The Violet Town rail accident, also known as the Southern Aurora disaster, was a railway accident that occurred on 7 February 1969 near the McDiarmids Road crossing, approximately 1 km south of Violet Town, Victoria, Australia.

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Zanthus train collision

The Zanthus train collision occurred at a crossing loop on the Trans-Australian Railway between Perth and Sydney on 18 August 1999.

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Zanthus, Western Australia

Zanthus is a remote outpost on the Trans-Australian rail line approximately east of the regional city of Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

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