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The Difference Between a Single Slip and Double Slip

Online Train Club Member Henry J sent in this question for readers:

“Maybe the old brain isn’t working right (not an uncommon occurrence :), but I’m confused about understand the differences between a single slip and a double slip and what each does?”

3 Responses to The Difference Between a Single Slip and Double Slip

  • Kevinsays:

    Hi Henry,
    A single slip has only one curve track with the crossing and double slip has two curved sections one in either direction hence the name Hope this helps

  • geoff staggsays:

    You probably know that a slip combines a crossover with a point (or switch depending on where you live.) But a single slip only works as a point on one of the crossing tracks, a double slip works as a point on both tracks.

  • Robertsays:

    See attached photo. Top one is a single slip and the bottom is a double slip

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