OpenRailwayMap/Tagging in Germany/El Signals

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This page is part of the signal tagging scheme for railway signals in Germany (signals defined by ESO and additional signals used on that railway lines).

El Signals

El 1v Expect Turn Off Signal

German name: Ausschaltsignal erwarten

This signal is mounted at the half of default breaking distance in front of a El 1 and announces that the locomotive has to be turned off there. photographs at Simon Walter's website

El 1 Turn Off Signal

German name: Ausschaltsignal

Trains have to be turned off before passing this location. The pantograph does not have to be lowered. photographs at Simon Walter's website

This signal is mounted at neutral catenary sections.

El 2 Turn On Signal

German name: Einschaltsignal

Trains may only turned on after they have passed this signals. photographs at Simon Walter's website

This signal is mounted at neutral catenary sections.

El 3 Distant Lower Pantograph Signal

This signal announes a section where the pantograph has to be lowered. It is mounte 250 m before the train passes El 4. photographs at Simon Walter's website

El 4 Lower Pantograph Signal

Train have to lower pantograph before they pass this signal. It is mounted at sections where catenary misses, e.g. moveable bridges, below low bridges. photographs at Simon Walter's website

El 5 Pantograph Up Signal

Train may put up pantograph up after they have passed this signal. photographs at Simon Walter's website

El 6 Stop if Pantograph is up

This signal is mounted where catenary ends. Trains with lifted pantograph may not pass this signal to prevent damages at catenary and pantograph.

This signal may be mounted in front of switches in conjuction with an arrow pointing which direction does not have a catenary. photographs at Simon Walter's website

El 7 Toggle Signal

This signal is only used at Berlin S-Bahn and tells the train driver to turn off the engine (to save energy). photographs at Simon Walter's website

railway:signal:electricity:type=power_off has been used until begin of 2015 for this signal.