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Aug 03 2014 (15:52)
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catch siding

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Guest: 7fd31b19   Added by: xxx  Aug 03 2014 (15:52)
GHUDANKHAPA catch siding
#faq on #catchsiding
Catch Siding is an alternate track diverted away from mainline where a train is diverted in case of brake failure.
The Siding track is made in a parabolic fashion climbing upwards and is the length is generally equivalent to the longest train rake on the line. It includes a sand mound at the end for total
The points are set towards the siding when home signal is on . In case of brake failure the train will divert, climb up the catch siding and motion will stop.
In this way loss of lives are saved in event of brake failure.
Catch sidings are found on
Thull ghats: TGR1, TGR2, TGR3
Bhor ghat: MHLC, TKW(Thakurvadi)
TEO-CCD section at Ghudankhapa
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