Talk:double crossover

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different crossover types[edit]

I believe our definition here is incorrect, or of a rare usage. In the rest of the railroading world, a double crossover is two separate but adjacent single crossovers which do not overlap to form an "X". A crossover which does so overlap is often called a scissors crossover or diamond crossover. See w:crossover (rail).

A picture being worth the proverbal thousand words, here's my interpretation:

      ===**===========**===        ====**==**====
          \\         //                 \\//
           \\       //                   XX
            \\     //                   //\\
      =======**===**=======        ====**==**====
        double crossover           scissors crossover,
                                   diamond crossover

scs 17:52, 19 November 2006 (UTC)