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Integra-Signum
Integra-Signum
Integra-Signum
is a Swiss train protection system introduced in 1933. Originally it was called Signum; the name Integra was added later. It transmits data inductively and is simple, robust and reliable also in snow. How it works[edit] The locomotives have three sending and receiving magnets and there are two trackside magnets near the signals. Integra-Signum
Integra-Signum
asks the train driver to confirm distant signals that show stop and distant or home signals that show caution. If he does not confirm or passes a home signal that shows stop, the train is stopped automatically. This is achieved by interrupting the power supply to the motors and applying the emergency brake. The locomotive's sending magnet is a strong permanent magnet, which induces a current in the receiving magnet in the middle of the track, if the signal's short-circuit contact is closed
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Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic or magnetic induction is the production of an electromotive force (i.e., voltage) across an electrical conductor in a changing magnetic field. Michael Faraday
Michael Faraday
is generally credited with the discovery of induction in 1831, and James Clerk Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell
mathematically described it as Faraday's law of induction. Lenz's law
Lenz's law
describes the direction of the induced field
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ALSN
ALSN
ALSN
is a train control system meaning Continuous Automatic Train Signalling used widely on the main lines of the ex-Soviet states (Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia). It uses modulated pulses inducted into rails similar to the Italian RS4 Codici and American Pulse Code Cab Signaling. On high-speed lines the variant ALS-EN (АЛС-ЕН) is used which takes advantage of a double phase difference modulation of the carrier wave.The name ALSN
ALSN
(АЛСН - автоматическая локомотивная сигнализация непрерывного действия) is composed of ALS, literally "Automatic Locomotive Signalling" (АЛС - автоматическая локомотивная сигнализация) and the variant designation N "Continuous Effect" (Н - Непрерывного действия)
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Magnet
A magnet is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials, such as iron, and attracts or repels other magnets. The overall strength of a magnet is measured by its magnetic moment or, alternatively, the total magnetic flux it produces. The local strength of magnetism in a material is measured by its magnetization. A permanent magnet is an object made from a material that is magnetized and creates its own persistent magnetic field. An everyday example is a refrigerator magnet used to hold notes on a refrigerator door. Materials that can be magnetized, which are also the ones that are strongly attracted to a magnet, are called ferromagnetic (or ferrimagnetic). These include iron, nickel, cobalt, some alloys of rare-earth metals, and some naturally occurring minerals such as lodestone
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SBB-CFF-FFS RBe 540
Starting in 1959, the SBB-CFF-FFS
SBB-CFF-FFS
put motored coaches of the type RBe 540 (old designation RBe 4/4) into service for push-pull operation on the Gotthard line. As a consequence, they had much power at their disposal, even more than the Re 4/4 I locomotives, a regenerative brake, cabs on both ends with doors to passenger carriages as well as multiple-unit train control (SBB Vst III), which is compatible with the Bt and NPZ control cars, as well as the locomotives of the Re 420 series (Re 4/4II = Re 420, Re 421, Re 4/4III), Re 4/4 IV and Re 620. They originally had 64 seats, 32 smoking and 32 non-smoking, and were painted in ordinary SBB-CFF-FFS
SBB-CFF-FFS
green. The first six prototypes, each costing six million francs, were delivered 1959 and 1960, and first shown to the press at 24 May 1959. The prototypes had some issues which were fixed until the series production
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Gland, Switzerland
Gland is a municipality in the district of Nyon
Nyon
in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The city also is home to the IUCN
IUCN
and WWF headquartersContents1 History 2 Geography 3 Coat of arms 4 Demographics 5 Heritage sites of national significance 6 Politics 7 Economy 8 Religion 9 Education 10 Sport 11 Notable residents 12 References 13 External linksHistory[edit] Gland is known to have been a prehistoric settlement. During the Roman period a farm called Villa Glanis was there
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Track Warrant
Track warrants are systematized permissions used on some railroad lines to authorize a train's use of the main line. Dispatchers issue these permissions to train crews instead of using signals. The crews receive track warrants by radio, phone, or electronic transmission from a dispatcher.Contents1 Operation1.1 Comparison with Direct Traffic Control2 Standard instructions used in track warrants 3 Use of track warrants on specific railroads 4 See also 5 ReferencesOperation[edit] Track warrants are issued granting main track use between two named points (i.e. milepost sign, station, and/or any fixed physical point, such as a switch)
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Application Of Railway Signals
The application of railway signals on a rail layout is determined by various factors, principally the location of points of potential conflict, as well as the speed and frequency of trains and the movements they require to make.Contents1 Non-provision of signals 2 Purpose of signals 3 Protection of conflict points 4 Protection of following trains 5 Signalling a layout 6 Signal categories6.1 Main signal 6.2 Shunting signal 6.3 Stop signal 6.4 Distant signal 6.5 Absolute signal 6.6 Permissive signal 6.7 Subsidiary signal7 Junction signalling 8 Bidirectional signalling 9 Signals for special purposes9.1 Train order signal 9.2 Hump shunting signal 9.3 Loading and unloading signals10 ReferencesNon-provision of signals[edit] Before discussing the application of signals, it is useful to highlight some situations where signals are not required:Sidings generally need not be signalled, as all movements within them are made cautiously at low
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Cab Signalling
Cab signalling
Cab signalling
is a railway safety system that communicates track status and condition information to the cab, crew compartment or driver's compartment of a locomotive, railcar or multiple unit. The information is continually updated giving an easy to read display to the train driver or engine driver. The simplest systems display the trackside signal, while more sophisticated systems also display allowable speed, location of nearby trains, and dynamic information about the track ahead
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North American Railroad Signals
North American railroad signals
North American railroad signals
generally fall into the category of multi-headed electrically lit units displaying speed-based or weak route signaling.[1] Signals may be of the searchlight, color light, position light, or color position light types, each displaying a variety of aspects which inform the locomotive engineer of track conditions so that he or she may keep their train under control and able to stop short of any obstruction or dangerous condition. There is no national standard or system for railroad signaling in North America. Individual railroad corporations are free to devise their own signaling systems as long as they uphold some basic regulated safety requirements. Due to the wave of mergers that have occurred since the 1960s it is not uncommon to see a single railroad operating many different types of signaling inherited from predecessor railroads
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Railway Semaphore Signal
Semaphore is of the earliest forms of fixed railway signals. These signals display their different indications to train drivers by changing the angle of inclination of a pivoted 'arm'. Semaphore signals were patented in the early 1840s by Joseph James Stevens, and soon became the most widely used form of mechanical signal
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Axle Counter
An axle counter is a device on a railway that detects the passing of a train between two points on a track. A counting head (or 'detection point') is installed at each end of the section, and as each train axle passes the counting head at the start of the section, a counter increments. A detection point comprises two independent sensors, therefore the device can detect the direction and speed of a train by the order and time in which the sensors are passed. As the train passes a similar counting head at the end of the section, the counter compares count at the end of the section with that recorded at the beginning. If the two counts are the same, the section is presumed to be clear for a second train. This is carried out by safety critical computers called 'evaluators' which are centrally located, with the detection points located at the required sites in the field
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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.Contents1 Principles and operation1.1 The basic circuit 1.2 Circuits under electrification 1.3 Jointless track circuits1.3.1 Some popular AF track circuits used in the UK1.4 CSEE UM711.4.1 Data Pickup Unit1.5 DC Coded track circuits 1.6 Cut tracks 1.7 High voltage tracks 1.8 Single rail and double rail2 Failure modes and prevention2.1 Wheels and brakes 2.2 Relays 2.3 Circuit failures 2.4 Railhead contamination and rust 2.5 Scale 2.6 Immunization 2.7 Transitory problems3 Transmission of status 4 Siding turnout 5 Track-circuit operating clips 6 History 7 Accidents7.1 Caused by lack of track circuits 7.2 Caused by track circuit failure 7.3 Broken rails8 See also 9 ReferencesPrinciples and operation[edit] The basic principle behind the track circui
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Track Circuit Interrupter
A track circuit interrupter may be fitted at catch points, trap points or buffer stops to maintain a track circuit in the 'occupied' state in the event of a derailment. The track circuit remains de-energised until the interrupter is replaced.Contents1 Application1.1 At catch or trap points 1.2 At buffer stops2 Insulated and non-insulated interrupters 3 Provision of Overlaps, Flank Protection and Trapping 4 Diagram 5 Accidents5.1 Melton Mowbray6 Treadles 7 ReferencesApplication[edit] At catch or trap points[edit] Trap points or catch points are designed to intentionally derail vehicles making an unauthorised movement. When a vehicle derails completely, its wheels cease to shunt the track circuit. Since the vehicle might still be foul of the track, it is important to maintain the track circuit in the 'occupied' state
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Treadle (railway)
In railway signalling, a treadle is a mechanical or electrical device that detects that a train axle has passed a particular location. They are used where a track circuit requires reinforcing with additional information about a train's location, such as around an automatic level crossing, or in an annunciator circuit, that sounds a warning a train has passed an exact point. They also serve as a critical backup in the case of track circuit failure
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EBICAB
EBICAB
EBICAB
is a trade mark registered by Bombardier for the equipment on board a train used as a part of an Automatic Train Control
Automatic Train Control
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