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English translation: the way the railway switches are laid out

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17:15 Aug 27, 2008
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
English term or phrase: points layout
I wonder what "points" and "points layout" means in the train/railway terminology. An example of "points layout" (and many "points") can be found here: http://seva.eng.ox.ac.uk/research_railway_points_machine.htm...
Egil Presttun
Norway
Local time: 14:58
English translation:the way the railway switches are laid out
Explanation:
A railroad switch, turnout or [set of] points are a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another at a railway ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_switch - 97k - Cached - Similar pages
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Note added at 13 mins (2008-08-27 17:28:20 GMT)
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"track switches"
Selected response from:

David Hollywood
Local time: 09:58
Grading comment
Thanks! Point taken. Points laid out.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7the way the railway switches are laid out
David Hollywood


  

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
the way the railway switches are laid out


Explanation:
A railroad switch, turnout or [set of] points are a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another at a railway ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_switch - 97k - Cached - Similar pages
More results from en.wikipedia.org »

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Note added at 13 mins (2008-08-27 17:28:20 GMT)
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"track switches"

David Hollywood
Local time: 09:58
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks! Point taken. Points laid out.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jerzy cieslik77: exactly
35 mins
  -> thanks jerzy :)

agree  David Moore: I'm so glad you added "points"in your answer - that's what they are in almost all the world except the USA - which didn't even invent the railWAY
52 mins
  -> thanks David and "points" is it :)

agree  Vincentius Mariatmo: Good reference, David (Hollywood) ^^
1 hr
  -> thanks Vincentius :)

agree  Mohamed Mehenoun
1 hr
  -> thanks Mohamed :)

agree  AniseK
3 hrs

agree  Ken Cox: And He said, 'Lo and verily, if thou but enter 'points' and 'wikipedia' in Google, a font of wisdom shall be revealed unto you.' :-)
5 hrs

agree  Phong Le
7 hrs
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