Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Especially of locomotives or other railway equipment) worn out or outdated: life-expired signalling
More example sentences
- Assuming that the powers that be are not prepared to sort out the bridge, then a simple solution would be to ask the Ministry of Defence to ship out via the next supply ship, an outdated or life-expired Bailey Bridge.
- Its £300,000 project involved a massive overhaul of the line, including replacing life-expired track and laying more than 500 sleepers.
- Extensive track renewals, involving the replacement of life-expired jointed track with new ballast and continuously welded rail, will also be carried out at a number of sites along the line.
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