- a rail line, directly or indirectly connected with a main line, having its own stations and service.
Origin of branch line
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Historical Examples of branch line
Maids, courier, and heavier luggage had been sent on earlier by the branch-line.Howards End
E. M. Forster
I got to some little junction at last where I had to wait an hour for a branch-line train.The Passionate Friends
Herbert George Wells
He was still tied and blindfolded, and I hope to be buried alive in a branch-line town if he wasn't getting bored.At Good Old Siwash
Branch-line service in every part of the land has been a neglected feature of railroad opportunity—as we shall see in due course.
For branch-line passenger service is closely related to this last phase of automobile competition.
- railways a secondary route to a place or places not served by a main line