Scotch Blocks in Railway

Scotch Blocks in Railway

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

Scotch Blocks in Railway

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

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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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