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A point is a piece of trackwork that allows a train to switch tracks. It is also called a turnout or a switch.

The two positions of the point blades are usually "Normal" and "Reverse"; Normal being the points set to the main (usually straight) route, and Reverse is set for the diverging route. Some countries simply call the positions Left and Right.

Last edited by GeoffM on 15/09/2016 at 03:00