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- n. A secondary railroad route or one subsidiary to a railroad's main lines.
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- n. a railway line connected to a trunk line
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Aldeburgh ” or as it came to be more commonly spelled in modern times, Aldborough ” is to-day a pleasant and quiet watering-place on the coast of Suffolk, only a few miles from Saxmundham, with which it is connected by a branch line of the Great Eastern Railway.
It was extended to Old Harbour in 1867, and from there to Porus in 1885, as well as the branch line to Ewarton from Spanish Town in the same year.