OpenRailwayMap/Tagging in Germany/Lf 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).

Lf-Signale

Lf 1

German name: Langsamfahrscheibe

This signal anncounes a temporary speed limit (due to construction works, defects of the track etc.). The speed limit begins 400 to 1300 m (depending on the default breaking distance of the railway line) after this signal and is marked by signal Lf 2. photographs by Simon Walter

This signal is usually repeated after stations and halts. Repeated signals are not marked as repeated signals (in difference to distant signals).

Lf 1/2

German name: Langsamfahrbeginnscheibe

This signal only exists in East Germany. It is mounted at the beginning of a temporary speed limit which has not been announced. It is usually only used inside stations on siding, yard and spur tracks.

Lf 2

German name: Anfangsscheibe

This signal is mounted at the beginning of a temporary speed limit. The speed limit has been announced by Lf 1 400 to 1300 m before. photographs Simon Walter

Lf 3

German name: Endescheibe

This signal is mounted at the end of a temporary speed limit. The train driver may accelerate his train after all axels have passed the signal. photographs by Simon Walter

Lf 4 ex-DB

German name: Geschwindigkeitstafel

This signal only exists in West Germany on branch and industrial lines.

It is mounted 400 to 1000 m (depending on default breaking distance) before a permanent speed limit. photographs by Simon Walter

Lf 4 ex-DR

German name: Geschwindigkeitstafel

This signal only exists in East Germany and is mainly used on branch lines.

There are two possible use cases:

  • It is mounted 400 to 1000 m (depending on default breaking distance) before a permanent speed limit. The begin of the speed limit is marked by Lf 5 ("Eckentafel")
  • It is mounted at the end of a permanent speed limit where the speed limit is increased.

Note that the speed does not have to be multiplied by 10! photographs by Simon Walter

Lf 5 ex-DB

German name: Anfangstafel

This signal only exists in West Germany. It is mounted at the beginning of a permanent speed limit and has been announced by Lf 4. photographs by Simon Walter

Lf 5 ex-DR

German name: Eckentafel (corners' sign)

This signal only exists in East Germany. It is mounted at the beginning of a permanent speed limit and has been announced by Lf 4.

Lf 6

German name: Geschwindigkeits-Ankündigungssignal

This signal is mounted 400 to 1300 m (depending on default breaking distance of the railway line) before Lf 7 and announces a permanent speed limit. The triangle may point to the down (normal) or up (dwarf). Newer signs of this type are yellow instead of orange photographs by Simon Walter

Lf 7

German name: Geschwindigkeitssignal

This signal is mounted at a change of the permanent speed limit. There are two use cases:

  • speed limit is lower than before – the signal has been announced by Lf 6
  • speed limit is higher than before – the signal has not been announced by Lf 6

photographs by Simon Walter