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A steam locomotive rides the transfer table between buildings in Santa Fe's San Bernardino, California, shops in March 1943.

A transfer table, also called a traverser (especially in the UK), is a piece of railroad equipment. It is similar in function to a turntable, though it cannot be used to turn equipment around. The table consists of a single length of track which can be moved from side to side, in a direction perpendicular to the track's orientation. There are often multiple tracks on one side of the table and a single track on the other. Great Western Railway No. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... A small turntable at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA. In rail terminology, a turntable is a device used to turn railroad rolling stock. ...

They are often found in yards with locomotive maintenance facilities. The table allows a shed with multiple stalls for locomotives or cars to be served by a single track, without the need for a number of switches which could take up a much larger area. Traversers were also used at metropolitan terminus locations where space is at a premium - such as at Kew and St. Kilda railway stations in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; both these traversers worked only two tracks. Chicago and North Western Railways Proviso Yard in Chicago, Illinois, December 1942. ... A locomotive (from Latin loco motivus) is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train, and has no payload capacity of its own; its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. ... It has been suggested that Railway Switching be merged into this article or section. ... St Kilda railway station was the terminus of the line of the same name of the Melbourne suburban rail system. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street station in 1865. ... Melbourne (pronounced either or [1]) is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia, with a population of approximately 3. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ...

Combined turntable and traverser

In rare instances, the turning features of a turntable have been combined with the lateral motion features of a transfer table. Examples of such installations are in use in Asia.

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