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Railway signalling

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Railway signalling is a system used to direct railway traffic and keep trains clear of each other at all times. [1]

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Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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Armagh rail disaster

The Armagh rail disaster happened on 12 June 1889 near Armagh, Ulster, Ireland, when a crowded Sunday school excursion train had to negotiate a steep incline; the steam locomotive was unable to complete the climb and the train stalled.

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Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Bell

A bell is a directly struck idiophone percussion instrument.

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BMT Canarsie Line

The Canarsie Line (sometimes referred to as the 14th Street–Eastern Line) is a rapid transit line of the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) Division of the New York City Subway system, named after its terminus in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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British Rail

British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.

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Canadian Rail Operating Rules

The Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) is a set of operating rules for railways in Canada.

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Collision

A collision is an event in which two or more bodies exert forces on each other for a relatively short time.

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Communications-based train control

Communications-based train control (CBTC) is a railway signaling system that makes use of the telecommunications between the train and track equipment for the traffic management and infrastructure control.

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Corning Inc.

Corning Incorporated is an American multinational technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies including advanced optics, primarily for industrial and scientific applications.

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CSX Transportation

CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad operating in the eastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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Detonator (railway)

A railway detonator (torpedo in North America) is a coin-sized device that is used as a loud warning signal to train drivers.

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Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light metro system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England.

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Electrical telegraph

An electrical telegraph is a telegraph that uses electrical signals, usually conveyed via dedicated telecommunication circuit or radio.

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European Rail Traffic Management System

The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is the system of standards for management and interoperation of signalling for railways by the European Union (EU).

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European Train Control System

The European Train Control System (ETCS) is the signalling and control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

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Fog

Fog is a visible aerosol consisting of minute water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

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General Code of Operating Rules

The General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) is a set of operating rules for railroads in the United States.

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Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.

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Heritage railway

A heritage railway is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.

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History of rail transport in Italy

The Italian railway system is one of the most important parts of the infrastructure of Italy, with a total length of.

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Indian Railways

Indian Railways (IR) is India's national railway system operated by the Ministry of Railways.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association with its corporate office in New York City and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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Institution of Railway Signal Engineers

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) is a worldwide professional body for all those engaged or interested in railway signalling and telecommunications (S&T) and allied disciplines.

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Interlocking

In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings.

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Jubilee line

The Jubilee line is a London Underground line that runs between in east London and in the suburban north-west, via the Docklands, South Bank and West End.

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Kilometre

The kilometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: km; or) or kilometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the SI prefix for). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the road network of the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.

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National Audit Office (United Kingdom)

The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent Parliamentary body in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

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New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad

The New York, Chicago and St.

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Norfolk Southern Railway

The Norfolk Southern Railway is a Class I railroad in the United States.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee

The Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee (NORAC) is a body of railroads that establish a set of operating rules for railroads in North America.

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Northern line

The Northern line is a London Underground line that runs from south-west to north-west London, with two branches through central London and three in the north.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.

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Rail freight in Great Britain

The railway network in Great Britain has been used to transport goods of various types and in varying volumes since the early 19th century.

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Rail Safety and Standards Board

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, which was established in 2003, upon the recommendation of the public inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove rail crash.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Railroad chronometer

A railroad chronometer or railroad standard watch is a specialized timepiece that once was crucial for safe and correct operation of trains in many countries.

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Railroad classes

In the United States, railroads are designated as Class I, II, or III, according to size criteria first established by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in 1911, and now governed by the Surface Transportation Board.

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Railroad switch

A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.

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Railway semaphore signal

Semaphore is of the earliest forms of fixed railway signals.

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Railway signal

A signal is a mechanical or electrical device erected beside a railway line to pass information relating to the state of the line ahead to engine drivers (engineers in North America).

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Railway slide fence

Part of a railway signaling system, a slide fence is a fence whose purpose is to prevent trains from being derailed by rock slides in mountainous areas where rock slides may occur without warning.

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Regulation of Railways Act 1889

The Regulation of Railways Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict c 57) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Relay

A relay is an electrically operated switch.

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Shortline railroad

A shortline railroad is a small or mid-sized railroad company that operates over a relatively short distance relative to larger, national railroad networks.

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Signal passed at danger

A signal passed at danger (SPAD) in railway terminology of many countries, including Australia and the UK (where it is also known as either a SPAD or SPAR), occurs when a train passes a stop signal without authority to do so.

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Signalling block system

Signalling block systems enable the safe and efficient operation of railways to avoid collisions between trains.

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Signalling control

On a rail transport system, signalling control is the process by which control is exercised over train movements by way of railway signals and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely, over the correct route and to the proper timetable.

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Signalling of the Toronto subway

Toronto subway signals are a system of light-based indicators to give instructions to trains on Line 1 Yonge–University, Line 2 Bloor–Danforth and Line 4 Sheppard of the Toronto subway system, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

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Signalman (rail)

A signalman or signaller is an employee of a railway transport network who operates the points and signals from a signal box in order to control the movement of trains.

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Single-track railway

A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.

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SkyTrain (Vancouver)

SkyTrain is the metropolitan rail system of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, serving Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and surrounding municipalities.

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Solid State Interlocking

Solid State Interlocking (SSI) is the brand name of the first generation processor-based interlocking developed in the 1980s by British Rail's Research Division, GEC-General Signal and Westinghouse Signals Ltd in the UK.

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Station master

The station master (or stationmaster) is the person in charge of a railway station, particularly in the United Kingdom and many other countries outside North America.

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Stopwatch

A stopwatch is a handheld timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when it is activated to the time when the piece is deactivated.

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Telegraphy

Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε têle, "at a distance" and γράφειν gráphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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Thorpe rail accident

The Thorpe rail accident occurred on 10 September 1874, when two trains were involved in a head-on collision at Thorpe St Andrew in the English county of Norfolk.

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Token (railway signalling)

In railway signalling, a token is a physical object which a train driver is required to have or see before entering onto a particular section of single track.

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Track (rail transport)

The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.

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Track circuit

A track circuit is a simple electrical device used to detect the absence of a train on rail tracks, used to inform signallers and control relevant signals.

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Train dispatcher

A train dispatcher (US), rail traffic controller (Canada), train controller (Australia) or signalman (UK), is employed by a railroad to direct and facilitate the movement of trains over an assigned territory, which is usually part, or all, of a railroad operating division.

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Train operating company

A train operating company (TOC) is a business operating passenger trains on the railway system of Great Britain under the collective National Rail brand.

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Train order operation

Train order operation, or more accurately timetable and train order operation, is a largely obsolete system by which the railroads of North America conveyed operating instructions before the days of centralized traffic control, direct traffic control, and the use of track warrants conveyed by radio.

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Train protection system

A train protection system is a railway technical installation to ensure safe operation in the event of human failure.

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Train speed optimization

Train speed optimization, also known as Zuglaufoptimierung, is a system that reduces the need for trains to brake and accelerate, resulting in smoother and more efficient operation.

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Transponder

In telecommunication, a transponder can be one of two types of devices.

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UK railway signalling

The railway signalling systems used across the majority of the United Kingdom rail network use line-side signals to advise the driver of the status of the section of track ahead.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Victoria line

The Victoria line is a London Underground line that runs between in south London and in the north-east, via the West End.

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Wabash Railroad

Norfolk Southern Railway The Wabash Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated in the mid-central United States.

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West Coast Main Line

The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.

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Wrong-side failure

A wrong-side failure describes a failure condition in a piece of railway signalling equipment that results in an unsafe state.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_signalling

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