What are the points in this case? It's too generic, I can't find the right meaning for it.Far away, from among the Kentish woods there rose a thin spray of smoke. A minute later a carriage and engine could be seen flying along the open curve which leads to the station. We had hardly time to take our place behind a pile of luggage when it passed with a rattle and a roar, beating a blast of hot air into our faces.
“There he goes,” said Holmes, as we watched the carriage swing and rock over the points.
Source: Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle