Block Signal System

block signal system

[′bläk ′sig·nəl ‚sis·təm]
(control systems)
An automatic railroad traffic control system in which the track is sectionalized into electrical circuits to detect the presence of trains, engines, or cars.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Block Signal System

 

a system of technical facilities used in railroad automation and remote control to regulate train traffic on sections of track and at intermediate stations.

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