a rail line, directly or indirectly connected with a main line, having its own stations and service.
Historical Examples

The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
The Passionate Friends Herbert George Wells
The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
Howards End E. M. Forster
The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
Morale Murray Leinster

(railways) a secondary route to a place or places not served by a main line


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