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encravamento (agulhas)

English translation: locking of points

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12:29 Jun 3, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: encravamento (agulhas)
Encravamento (de agulhas)
Railways, points, signalling.
Sorry for lack of details before.
I'm not used to this system and want to see if it works (NOT an inexperienced translator as someone has suggested)
George Calia
English translation:locking of points
Explanation:
I've met this before. When a signalman selects a route for a train to pass over, he sets the points along the route ahead in the section under his control, and then locks (encrava) the points electronically so that they cannot be moved accidentally until the train has passed over them.
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lexical
Spain
Local time: 06:08
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This was a perfect explanation for what I needed, everyone else was way "off track". Thank you very much! George.
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Summary of answers provided
nalocking of pointslexical
naencravamento = stickingJosé Vianna
nadrivingjohn rock


  

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18 mins
driving


Explanation:
driving railroad spikes "agulhas" to fix the rails to the sleepers.

john rock
United States
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3 hrs
encravamento = sticking


Explanation:
From the Random House Webster:
44. a stoppage or standstill.
45. something causing delay or difficulty

Frequently we would use the "got stuck"
expression for this type of encravamento of a Railroad Bypass Switch. We can also use "freezing"


José Vianna
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4 days
locking of points


Explanation:
I've met this before. When a signalman selects a route for a train to pass over, he sets the points along the route ahead in the section under his control, and then locks (encrava) the points electronically so that they cannot be moved accidentally until the train has passed over them.

lexical
Spain
Local time: 06:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 560
Grading comment
This was a perfect explanation for what I needed, everyone else was way "off track". Thank you very much! George.
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