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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = signal_box
Myslowice WsA signal box 2018.jpg
Signal box Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A  signal box is a stationary railroad system for control of railway operations. It is usually housed in a building.

There are mechanical, electromechanical, relay and electronic signal boxes.

How to map

Set a node at the center of the feature or draw an area along its outline. Add railway=signal_box.

Disused signal boxes

Add disused:railway=signal_box.

Abandoned signal boxes

Add abandoned:railway=signal_box.

Razed signal boxes

Add razed:railway=signal_box.