A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails, for transferring cars from one track to another.
To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
a fork or siding shunt in a railroad; the area around the mechanical track switch of the railroad; sometimes a crew shanty or railroad building was located at the switch; with the removal of old railroads, switch place names are often not understood by non-railroad people: Sand Switch (the area at the former railroad near the Sewanee Silica Plant toward Monteagle).
A set of levers and gears that guides a train over a turnout or crossover. The levers and gears are moved manually or electronically.
a mechanism that smoothly splits a railroad track into two tracks so that two trains can pass each other.
Usually used to refer to the portion of the railroad track that allows the trains to change routes, but also used for electrical switches on model railroads, such as D.P.D.T. or S.P.S.T. switches. Track switches are sometimes call "turnouts" to avoid this confusion.
To move cars from one track to another at the customer's request for which these may or may not be a tariff charge.
although this word can mean either a track switch or some kind of electrical switch, for clarity modelers refer to a track switch as a "turnout and reserve "switch" to refer solely to the electrical kind.
This is a track structure that diverts trains from one track to another. Also called a turnout.
Part of the tramline where trams could be switched from one track to another.
Noun: A device consisting of two movable rails, necessary connections, and operating parts designed to turn a locomotive or car from the track on which it is running to another track. OR Verb: To move cars from one place to another, usually within a defined territory.