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Sidings are added to the inside and lower middle, as well as the reversing wye in the left loop.
More sidings to serve various lineside industries. The dogbone in this configuration offers some interesting operational possibilities
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Wye:
Reversing Track:
You may need a runaround track to keep your engine or train from being blocked in on a branch line, and to allow drop-offs without tying up the mainline.
Runaround: ...

WYE"Tracks running off the main line or lead, forming a letter Y; used for turning cars and engines where no urntable is available
X"Empty car
XXX"Same as bad order ...

WYE
A triangle track arrangement consisting of three turnouts or of two turnouts and a high angle crossing.
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Wye (sometimes given as "Y")
A track system comprised of three switches and three long legs of track which enables an entire train to turn around as a unit.
Yard Geese ...

There is a wye junction between Utopia East, Mintwood and Underhill North. This area is wired and connected to the main layout with trailer hitch plugs.
Blueshores Harbor ...

Back at the wye yard, we'll set off all the loads from B (plus the empty covered hopper) and assemble all the remaining empties and the caboose (now at the end of the train because we were able to run-around it at the wye).

Windy A slang term for a car going down a track with no air or hand brake applied Wye A track shaped like the letter "Y", but with a connector between the two arms of the "Y". A wye is used to reverse the direction of trains or cars.

Wrong-side failure: A failure in a signalling system that leaves the system in a dangerous condition.
Wye (US), triangle (UK): three railroad tracks in a triangular form with switches at all three corners.

Worm Gear - A gear with slightly slanted or dished teeth to mesh with the worm. In model railroading the worm gear is usually mounted on the driving axle.
Wye - A track with three switches and three legs forming a large triangle which enables an entire train to turn around.
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Triangle Additional track laid at a major junction to allow trains to be turned by running the three sides of the triangle rather than reversing in a wye. Found outside major terminal stations where fixed passenger sets need to be turned to equalize flange wear.

On short runs, operating the locomotive "backwards" is more economical than using a wye or turntable or operating a second locomotive. Some locomotives may have a second control stand to facilitate operation in the "reverse" direction.

What was the interchange track on Track Plan 2 is now one leg of a "Wye" and will take very special wiring.

The BC&G will include Dundon (station, shops, company houses and store), Avoca wye, Sand Fork, Cressmont (dairy), Swandale (sawmill, engine house, company store and houses) and Widen (mine, tipple, power house, Widen bank, company store & houses).

In the next issue of the CALLBOARD we will examine some electrical tricks that you can apply to a wye and a loop when you use a TURNIP. If there is interest, I will bring a sample Turnip to a future R.E.D. meeting for "Show and Tell".
Bill Williams - The Ancient One ...

Y point
A point or turnout shaped like an uppercase Y; in other words a turnout with two equal diverging tracks rather than one straight track and one diverging one. Spelt wye in North America.
Common acronyms that you might run across.
BR - British Railways; later British Rail.

~ : Type of turnout where the two legs curve away equilaterally, forming a Y. Also a triangular track configuration for turning a locomotive or a train or for joining a branch to a main line for operation in both directions.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Train, Track, Engine, Switch, Yard?

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