Scotch Blocks in Railway9th May 2020
Scotch Blocks in Railway
The scotch block installed on the rail to prevent the escape of vehicle beyond the dead-end of the siding.
It consists of a wooden block and 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.