THE DB'S OPTICAL WARNING SYSTEM FOR PERMANENT WAY MAINTENANCE GANGS

DIE OPTISCHE ROTTENWARNANLAGE DER DB

The use of audible warning signals to gangs working on the line causes much disturbance for people living near the railway, especially at night. The DB has tried to replace audible warnings by optical signals for work on the permanent way at night. The principle is that at the arrival of the train, the lighting intensity at the worksite is varied according to the two frequencies used by the DB to show the track on which the train is arriving. On engines with autonomous lighting, electronic flash-devices are used to warn the gangs. Finally, the author stresses that the present warning system depending on a look-out man, as used by the DB, is unsatisfactory from the safety point of view. Only automatically operated equipment could meet safety requirements. Moreover, this optical warning device saves manpower, as the look-out man is not required.

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    Dr Arthur Tetzlaff Verlag

    Niddastrasse 64
    Frankfurt am Main,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Koerber, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 89-90
  • Serial:
    • Eisenbahningenieur
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH
    • ISSN: 0013-2810

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM