London Underground deploys modular sleepers

Mr. RSS Jul 20, 2013

  1. Mr. RSS

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    UK: The Track Partnership collaboration of London Underground and Balfour Beatty Rail has installed its first novel sleeper design on the network in 30 years. Cemex Rail Solutions’ 1502 is...

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  2. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    Translating British to (American) English

    I was puzzled at the thread about sleepers on the London Underground. Why should a subway use sleeping cars? I thought they were just for long-distance overnight trains. I forgot that in British, "sleepers" means what we Yanks call "crossties."
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Kenneth, if the Underground has transit delays anything like the Washington Metro a few years back, sleepers (Yank's definition) might be a welcome relief...LOL
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Kenneth, like some other terms used in the UK, sleepers makes no sense, crossties is far more accurately descriptive!

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