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Nebenbahn

English translation: spur line / branch line

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02:01 May 25, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Nebenbahn
The Glattalbahn (in der Schweiz) gilt als Nebenbahn.
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:03
English translation:spur line / branch line
Explanation:
Could this be what I know from growing up in the United States? My WordWeb dictionary says: A railway line connected to a trunk line.

For what it's worth. Otherwise, this is not my area of expertise. The Springer Verlag D-->E-->G dictionary for Logistics says "branch line" or "local train" ...
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Matthew Harris
Germany
Local time: 05:03
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Summary of answers provided
naless important trunk/railwayxonix
naspur line / branch line
Matthew Harris


  

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27 mins
spur line / branch line


Explanation:
Could this be what I know from growing up in the United States? My WordWeb dictionary says: A railway line connected to a trunk line.

For what it's worth. Otherwise, this is not my area of expertise. The Springer Verlag D-->E-->G dictionary for Logistics says "branch line" or "local train" ...



    ISBN 3-540-65873-4 (Vanessa Scott-Sabic)
Matthew Harris
Germany
Local time: 05:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
gangels

Astrid Elke Witte: "Branch line", rather than "spur line".
8 hrs

gcaddy: Prefer branch line, although have heard spur used
12 hrs
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4 hrs
less important trunk/railway


Explanation:
hope it helps

toni


    glossary+experience
xonix
Italy
Local time: 05:03
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