THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

SIGNALS AT MUIZEN YARD
Belgian State Railways (SNCB)

by John Hinson

Shunting signals at Muizen Yard
Photograph by Janet Cottrell, 1997.

There isn't much in the way of mechanical signalling left in Belgium, but these shunting signals survive at the international marshalling yard at Muizen.

The square red disc (with red glass) and the yellow spectacle revolve around the fixed light. This is a perpetuation of very early signalling practice whereby the "off" indication was signified by the signal not being visible.

This photograph formed part of the July 2002 Quiz.



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