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  • n. Layer of stones beneath railway track.


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  • And if you approach the area from the country end - along the trackbed of the Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light Railway - you are still met by a forest of minatory signs.

    When the US Army came to Ditton Priors

  • Whatever they are, I believe the railway built them (in the late 1870s) for farmers deprived of land and watering facilities in the laying down of the trackbed.

    Railway Echo No 8

  • Just north of Hallaton in Leicestershire the trackbed of the old Market Harborough to Marefield Junction railway line crosses the fields, and in two adjacent meadows are these ramps leading down to stone basins filled with brackish water.

    Railway Echo No 8

  • There is more about the line and its prospects of revival on the Wealden Line site, from which I borrowed this photograph of the disused trackbed at Barcombe Mills.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • With 407.31 land miles separating Anaheim and San Francisco, 5280 feet per mile, and an average usable height of 4 feet 9 inches per individual, 450,000 people could certainly be employed as the high speed rail trackbed for the venture.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The $9 Billion Dollar Toe

  • All the tracks were subsequently uplifted and the trackbed was left to return to its natural state.

    FirstGroup Provides Welcome Boost To Deeside Railway Line

  • Dortmunder joined him, and the two of them moved the end of the heavy plank farther along the trackbed, lifting it, swinging it, dropping it, repeating the cycle until Dortmunder noticed he was doing most of the work, since he was using two hands and Tom only one.

    Drowned Hopes

  • The trackbed superstructure, which also belongs to railroad terminology, comes in once the embankment has been constructed and the steel rails are being laid.


  • In his mind, he could see a similar system dropping in concrete decking over the west side trench, without disturbing the trackbed below. -- Top News

  • Instead of light rail's dedicated trackbed, streetcars have to vie with traffic to get riders where they're going.

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