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This is the interface of the remote switch control system of the train station of Tavira on the Sotavento line. The steelwire which is attached to the big levers is fed through a mechanical guidance system to the switches, 100 m west of the station. The Sotavento line is single track. Each station on this line has two tracks, so trains can pass each other there. By operating the levers the station master can select the track on which the train may enter the station. This system seems to be operational but it’s rarely used. The switches are mostly operated manually in situ. So for the passengers the arrival of a train is signalled in advance by the station master walking to the switches.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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