THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

SPORTFIELD (FRANKFURT ON MAIN)
Deutsche Bundesbahn

by John Hinson

Inside Sportfield signal box, Frankfurt on Main
Photograph from the collection of Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

An interior view of Sportfield signal box at Frankfurt on Main. The electric power frame is of the Siemens & Halske manufacture, to their 1901 design.

The functions are operated by rotating handles above the description plates, but the portion nearest the camera is not in use and the handles have been removed. They can be seen in greater detail in the view below.

Block instruments at Sportfield
Photograph from the collection of Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

A closer view of the left end of the power frame shows the controlling handles in better detail. Above these is the block apparatus, also managed by a row of rotating handles.

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