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A platform which moves laterally on wheels, by which boats, railway carriages and engines may be moved from one place to another, eg. from one slipway to another parallel to it.


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INCLINED PLANE A prepared slope on which rails are laid to enable early tramroads and railways to negotiate a steep gradient.
LIFT A structure consisting of a box or platform for carrying goods or passengers from one level to another. Use specific term where known.
RAILWAY TURNTABLE A piece of machinery on which a railway engine, carriage or wagon can be rotated at a railway terminal. Linked Data resource