Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wye Not? Or, You Won't Believe Your Wyes, er, Eyes

Everyone knows what a railroad wye looks like. Right?

Well, you did--until you saw this unique effort in Carbonia, Sardinia.

Unlike a traditional wye, which is shaped like a triangle, this wye looks more like a star.

Altogether, it has five switches and four crossovers. 

It looks like they selected that arrangement due to space restrictions.

All I can say after seeing it is: Wye not?

Another view.

Credit Chris Webster on the Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum for bringing this to my attention. 

1 comment:

  1. There was another one of similiar layout in Mals of which an H0 scale model exists. I've been shifting on that star, but don't know of any pictures online.