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Railroad Track Spurs

Spurs are short-length rail road tracks used for train storage, customer/station services and loading/unloading operations.Spurs are of two main types; single ended and double ended. A single ended spur has only one terminal connected to the main line. It can be leading or trailing.

A leading point spur branches off in the forward direction and a trailing point spur branches off in the reverse direction. The latter is a better choice because it simplifies operations.  A double ended spur has both ends connected to the main track.