THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

SIGNALS
Schweizerische Bundesbahn/Chemins de Fer Fédérales

by John Hinson

Upper quadrant signals
Photograph 1921, from the collection of Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

This photograph shows clearly the slotted appearance of the German-style signals found in several European countries. As with those in Germany, the arms stand on the right-hand side of the signalpost,and have the "blob" shape at the end of the arm.

The "X" shape arms lower down the left-hand post indicate "Shunting Prohibited" meaning that the signal may be passed (when clear) by departing trains but not for shunting.

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