What's a junction?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TR-Flyer, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Title says most of it. Does it always involve two tracks?

    "and that's Uncle Joe he's a movin' kinda slow....."

  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I would say that a junction has a least 2 routes going out one way and at least one going out the other.
    Minimum junction is one switch.
    A crossing with no switches is not a junction, just a traffic headache.

    Is this what you were expecting?

    (Exception: Halton County Radial Railway has a station labelled Malfunction Junction, which is a one-holer.)
  3. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    A Junction is generally a station where one or more tracks, be it mainline or branchline meet the tracks of another mainline or branchline and interchange between the two is possible.
    A crossing, where two tracks cross over each other without the ability to move from one of the tracks to the other is not a junction.
    A junction can involve one or more railroads.
    Happy modeling

  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    "Conjuction junction, what's your function?"

    Sesame St. Dain bramage comin' to the surface here... Not sure if it was the lead paint, the TV, the music, the clothes or the hair, but the 70's was hard on us... sorry.
  5. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    Ah, Schoolhouse Rock. You just have to love the classics. I learned so much from those shorts. I even bought the 30th anniversary top 25 tape for my son. The number one short?

    Conjunction Junction, of course! ;)

  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    I got the tape too, although my fave is Lolly's Adverbs.
  8. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I'd answer that - but my minds in a state of malfunction -- ROFL
  9. PennRailRoads

    PennRailRoads Member

    Conjunction junction lyrics:

    "Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    Hookin' up words and phrases and clauses
    Conjunction junction, how's that function?
    I got three favorite cars
    That get most of my job done
    Conjunction junction what's their function?
    I got AND, BUT n' OR, they get you pretty far
    AND, that's an addative, like this AND that.
    BUT - well, that's sort of the opposite.
    Not this, BUT that.
    And then there's OR, O-R.
    When you got a choice like this or that.
    AND, BUT, and OR, they get you pretty far!
    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    Hookin' up two box cars and making 'em run right
    Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice,
    Hey that's nice
    Dirty but happy, diggin' and scratchin',
    losin' your shoe and a button or two
    He was poor but honest, sad but true
    Boo hoo, hoo hoo, hoo!
    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    Hookin' up two cars to one
    When you got something like this choice:
    Either now or later
    Or no choice:
    Neither now nor ever!
    Hey that's clever!
    Eat this or that, grow thin or fat
    I bet you now I'm too skinny as it is!
    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    Hookin' up phrases and clauses that balance like:
    Out of the fryin' pan and into the fire
    He cut loose the sandbags
    but the balloon wouldn't go any higher
    (yeah) Let's go up to the mountains,
    or down to the seas
    You should always say thank you
    or at least say please.
    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    Hookin' up words and phrases and clauses
    in complex sentences like:
    In the morning, when I'm usually wide awake,
    I love to take a walk through the gardens and down by the lake
    Where I often see a duck and a drake,
    and I ask myself as I walk by
    Just what they'd say if they could speak,
    Although I know that that's an absurd thought.
    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    Hookin' up words and phrases and clauses
    Conjunction junction, hows that function?
    I like tyin' up two cars and makin 'em run right
    Conjunction junction, what's your function?
    I'm gonna get you there if you're very careful...
    Yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah
    Conjunction junction
    Conjunction junction
    Conjunction junction
    Conjunction junction
    Conjunction junction
    Conjunction junction
    Ooh yeah"

    You can find this at:
  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    There was always this junction! :D



  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Always wanted to be that little dawg... even just for a day:D :D :D
  12. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member


    Where to start? YA go away for a couple o' days and a total hullabaloo takes place. Where's Big Bird when ya need 'em?

    Thanks for the clarifications (?) i THINK i now know to what a junction refers. I can also add another song to my railroad CD. May have to get my harp out and sing a little tune on the way to work tomorrow.

    “I like you, you like me……” Wait a minute! Wrong era and animal! BB come home!

    “At this juncture, it would be imprudent to precipitate an incipient incident.” GHWB

  13. Mike R

    Mike R Member

    At the risk of returning to the topic itself, ;) a junction often resulted in the "creation" of a town or village that only came to exist because of the railroad's chosen route.

    A very early example [1830's], is Frederick Junction, on the B & O. In the earliest days of the railroad, on it's way from Airy to Point of Rocks, MD, the logical route was west. The largest nearby center of commerce was Frederick, MD. , but it was 4 miles too far north. The railroad established Frederick Junction,on its' westbound route, and from there, put in a separate 4 mile branch to Frederick. A village grew up around that junction.:cool:

    Later, the Pennsylvania put in a southwesterly line into Frederick from the north, connecting with that B & O branch.:D :D
    regards / Mike

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