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English translation: "the crocodile" (railway terminology)

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Dutch term or phrase:borstel-krokodil
English translation:"the crocodile" (railway terminology)
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13:16 May 14, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
Dutch term or phrase: borstel-krokodil
some kind of contact brushes

(railways)
Andre de Vries
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:28
"the crocodile"
Explanation:
"The crocodile is an electrical contact placed between the rails (in the four-foot way) to provide warnings in the locomotive cab..."

Good picture at:
http://users.pandora.be/planning/en/14.htm

HTH
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KathyT
Australia
Local time: 00:28
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4 +4"the crocodile"
KathyT


  

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34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
"the crocodile"


Explanation:
"The crocodile is an electrical contact placed between the rails (in the four-foot way) to provide warnings in the locomotive cab..."

Good picture at:
http://users.pandora.be/planning/en/14.htm

HTH


    Reference: http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/railway/croco.htm
KathyT
Australia
Local time: 00:28
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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