SCRCA Location Type: Siding

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Sidings are relatively short stretches of track used to 'set-aside' trains and parts of trains from the main running lines. This is useful:

  • to allow other trains to pass,
  • to facilitate the loading or unloading of freight or passengers, and / or
  • for the servicing / storage of locomotive and rolling stock.

For the purposes of the SCRCA Project, lie-by sidings, spurs, loops, headshunts, railway tracks in goods-yards and railway tracks in locomotive servicing areas are all classified as 'sidings'. Also, the term is used to indicate a single siding or a group of associated sidings: in other words, a 'siding' is any railway track that does NOT form one of the two main running-lines.


The following examples from the SCRCA Project database illustrate this location type. Locations are only displayed here if they have been 'assessed' and if a default image is available.   Show / hide tips

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SCRCA Location Variant: Siding Type - Lie-by or Loop

Location ID: 248450

Blea Moor Sidings (Down)

Location ID: 248620

Blea Moor Lie-by Siding (Up)

Location ID: 256900

Garsdale North Sidings (Up)

Location ID: 259670

Ais Gill Lie-by Siding (Down)

Location ID: 259720

Ais Gill - Lie-by Siding (Up)

SCRCA Location Variant: Siding Type - Goods Yard

SCRCA Location Variant: Siding Type - Rail-served industry

Location ID: 247260

Ribblehead Quarry Siding

Location ID: 303010

Hamilton's Siding

SCRCA Location Variant: Siding Type - Marshalling Yard


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