Railroad directions

Railroad Directions

Railroad directions

to get instant updates about 'Railroad Directions' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Railroad directions are used to describe train directions on railroad systems. The terms used may be derived from such sources as compass directions, altitude directions, or other directions. However, the railroad directions frequently vary from the actual directions, so that, for example, a "northbound" train may really be headed west, or a train going "down" may actually be increasing its elevation. Directions are often specific to system, country, or region.


In France, railway directions are usually described as Impair and Pair, meaning Odd and Even and corresponding Down and Up in British system. Impair means leave from Paris and Pair means towards Paris. This convention extends to not only the trains and the tracks, but also to lineside equipments.

Pair is also homophonic with Paris, so direction P is equivalent either with direction Pair or with direction Paris.


In China, railway directions are described as "up" (上行) and "down" (下行), with up towards Beijing; trains leaving Beijing are "down", while those going toward Beijing are "up". For railways not connected with Beijing, north and west are used as "up" and east and south as "down". Odd numbered train codes are used for "down" trains, while even numbers are used for "up"; for example, train T27 from Beijing west to Lhasa is "down" (going away from Beijing) since 27 is odd.

Read More

No feeds found

wait Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from