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Westbound Fertilizer train

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©  Feb 13, 2015





Canon EOS 7D

Exposure: 1/800
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal length: 50 mm
ISO: 200
Time: 14:40

Westbound Fertilizer train

Nice scene. What does the "5" sign indicate?
It's an Additional Signal that indicates the max. allowed speed of the track since that point. The 5 means that it's max. 50km/h allowed, 12 for example is 120km/h (you have to add just a zero).It's used in Austria too. If the color of the Signal is yellow, then it's a Speed-reduction Warning (Distant speed display), normally 1000m from this Signal.
For More Information Check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German..lling
Thanks for the info. Saves space!
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