Railroad Signal Towers

Buildings, often tower-like, from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains. They typically house the control equipment for signal apparatuses and switches.

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2585
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railroad signal towers
railroad signal tower
signal towers
railway signal towers
switch towers
signalboxes
signal boxes
interlocking towers
signal cabin
signal towers, railroad
seintorens Dutch
torres de señalización Spanish
torre de señalización Spanish

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Buildings, often tower-like, from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains. They typically house the control equipment for signal apparatuses and switches.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005421. The J. Paul Getty Trust.