THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

SPAIN

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Mechanical signalling in Spain was not dissimilar to that of Portugal. The commonest was the target signal (no illustrations available at present) but two-position semaphores were common, too. Three-position signals were often provided at the entrance to stations and also for automatic signalling on suburban lines around Barcelona. Targets and semaphores can still be found in Spain. The Rio Tinto Railway, with its British connections, was signalled with British-style equipment.

The Madrid, Zaragoza & Alicante was nationalised on 27/2/43 to become the Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles (RENFE).

Additional notes by Jean Thouvenin