Scotch Block in Railway

Scotch Block in Railway

The scotch block is installed on the rail to prevent the escape of vehicles beyond the dead-end of the siding.

Scotch Blocks in Railway

It consists of a wooden block and is suitably held and locked in position. Hence, it forms an obstruction to the passage of vehicles.

When the siding is to be used, the scotch block is worked and it falls on one side of the rail. Now, this arrangement is not usually adopted.

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