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General

Mark Vogel has an excellent collection of railway signalling drawings online.

Overview

Country Website name Language Website description (comment) (!)
AT Bahnstatistik DE ÖBB signal rulebook (PDF) Report
AT Harald Stellwerke DE Extensive photo coverage on signalboxes and equipment Report
AT Hurrug DE Austrian signalling Report
AT Railix NL Signal sytem Austria 1926-now Report
AT Roland Smiderkal EN Signal system Austria Report
AT Schienenbahnen DE Signalling rulebook (PDF) Report
AU ARTC EN Australian signal rulebook Report
AU Trainman EN New South Wales signalling Report
AU VicSig EN Railway signalling specific to the state Victoria, Australia Report
AU VR History EN Signalboxes in Victoria, Australia, very detailed Report
AU Wikipedia EN Information about Australian signalling Report
BE B-Signal NL Signal system premetro Antwerpen Report
BE B-Signal NL/EN Belgian railway signalling Report
BE Belrail FR TGV signalling Report
BE Boechtrein NL Thesis about the Belgian signal system (PDF) Report
BE CoolTrain NL A very detailed description of the Belgian signalling system Report
BE Dirk Viaene NL Thesis about the Belgian signal system (PDF) Report
BE FBN1920 NL History of Belgian signalling Report
BE Hans zijn site NL Summary HLT (rulebook NMBS, Belgian railways) Report
BE Hurrug DE Signaling in Belgium Report
BE J. Calvert EN History of Belgian signalling Report
BE KPL190 NL Belgian signalling Report
BE Kusttram (B-Signal) NL Coast tram line signalling Report
BE Marc Crauwels NL Download HLT summary Report
BE Michel Marin FR History signalling technic SNCB Report
BE Miniatuurseinen NL Belgian signalling for model railroaders Report
BE Railinfo FR Belgian signal system Report
BE Sky78456 FR Historical railway signalling Report
BE Spoorventje NL Signals and signs Report
BE Stopsein NL Signalling in Belgium Report
BE Tassignon FR HLT (signal rulebook NMBS, Belgian railways) Report
BE TC Belgium NL Belgian signaling Report
BE Wallorail FR Belgian signaling Report
BE Wikipedia FR Belgian signaling Report
BG BGrail EN/BG Bulgarian signalling Report
CA Quebectrain FR Canadian signaling Report
CA Railcan EN Canadian signaling (PDF) Report
CH Bahnnetz DE Signal stystem explained with photos Report
CH Bahnstatistik DE Signal rulebook SBB (PDF) Report
CH Hurrug DE Swiss signaling Report
CH IMDT IT Swiss signalling Report
CH KPL190 NL Photos Report
CH Roland Smiderkal EN Swiss signalling Report
CL LSFEC ES+EN Chilean signalling (part 1) Report
CL LSFEC ES+EN Chilean signalling (part 2) Report
CL LSFEC ES+EN Chilean signalling (part 3) Report
CL LSFEC ES+EN Chilean signalling (part 4) Report
CN Hans Schaefer EN Chinese signal system (extensive!) Report
CN IMDT IT Chinese signal system Report
CN Sh1 EN Chinese signal system Report
CZ Ales Sokol CZ Czech signalling Report
CZ CZ signal CZ Czech signal system Report
CZ Lokomotivy CZ Czech signalling Report
CZ SPC CZ+EN Information about Czech signalling per year Report
DE Alfons-Schuerhaus DE Ks system Report
DE Bahnfreak DE Signal aspect overview (Ks, Sv and Hl system) Report
DE Bahnstatistik DE Many German signal rule books (DB, DR, DRG) Report
DE Bahntechnik DE Signal system Länderbahn/DR/s-bahn Report
DE Berliner U-Bahn DE [U-Bahn] Signal system U-Bahn Berlin Report
DE Betzspace DE German signal system Report
DE Blocksignal DE Information about the German signal system Report
DE DB DE Rule book Deutsche Bahn (German railways) Report
DE DB DE As above, direct download link Report
DE Der Moba DE German signalling explained with diagrams Report
DE Eisenbahnsignale DE Official DR milestone guidelines (PDF) Report
DE Feldbahn DE/EN Present and former German signalling systems. See page bottom Report
DE HSB DE [S-Bahn] Signal system Hamburg S-Bahn Report
DE Hurrug DE German signalling Report
DE Ignahmd DE [S-Bahn] Magdeburg Report
DE Indusi DE Explanation Indusi / PZB90 / LZB / ETCS / FFB Report
DE Jörn Pachl EN German block and interlocking principles Report
DE Lokomotive DE Animated signal aspects Report
DE LUPESO DE Interactive signalling course + photo's Report
DE LUPSE DE Interactive signalling course + safe-running technik Report
DE Münchener U-Bahn DE [U-Bahn] Munich U-Bahn signaling Report
DE MBB Reinhardt DE Summary of KS signal aspects (PDF) Report
DE MBB Reinhardt DE Summary of HL signal aspects (PDF) Report
DE Patent DE Patent Siemens: Lichtsignal für das Eisenbahnwesen Report
DE Railmeester NL+D German signalrule book (PDF) Report
DE Rbd-Breslau DE Signalbuch Deutsche Reichsbahn Report
DE S-Bahn DE [S-Bahn] Report
DE Sh1 DE [U-Bahn] Munich U-bahn signaling Report
DE Sh1 EN German signaling Report
DE Sh1 EN [U-Bahn] Signal system U-Bahn Berlin Report
DE Sh1 EN [U-Bahn] Signal systeml U-Bahn Hamburg Report
DE Signalseite DE RWE signalling (brown coal industries) Report
DE Signalseite DE/EN Overview of the German signalling systems Report
DE Signalsoft DE German railway signs Report
DE SSB Berlin DE [S-Bahn] Berlin S-Bahn signalling Report
DE Stellwerke DE Overview of the German signalling systems Report
DE Stellwerke DE SOBr signalling (brown coal industries) Report
DE Streckenkun.de DE [S-Bahn] EBO Report
DE Thomas Nosske DE Signal system Deutschen Reichsbahn Report
DE U-Bahnbilder DE [U-Bahn] Signal system U-Bahn Berlin Report
DE Untergrundbahn DE In left menu click "Signalbuch" Report
DE Wikipedia DE Ks system Report
DE Wikipedia EN/DE German signalling (signals and signs) Report
DE Zusi DE Photo's Report
DK Bane Danmark DK Danish signal rulebook (signal aspects see par.2) (PDF) Report
DK Banebasen DK Interactive training course on Danish signalling Report
DK Ludsten DK Danish signalling Report
DK Trackmap EN Danish signalling Report
ES Adif ES Spanish signal rulebook (PDF) Report
ES TodoTrenes ES Spanish railway signalling Report
EZMG Wikipedia DE Information about the EZMG signal system Report
FI RHK FI Finnish signal rulebook (VR) (PDF) Report
FI Ronkainen FI Finnish railroad signalling Report
FI Wikipedia EN/DE Finnish signal system (brief) Report
FR Carré Web FR/EN French signaling + high speed signaling (TGV/Thalys/Eurostar) Report
FR Davroux / Geillon FR French signal system Report
FR Favier FR French signalling + history Report
FR Ferroweb FR French signal system Report
FR Futura Science FR French signal system (brief) Report
FR KVB FR KVB (train safe-running system) Report
FR Navily FR Paris subway signalling Report
FR Securite Ferroviaire FR French signal rulebook (PDF) Report
FR Sh1 EN French signaling (SNCB) Report
FR Stellwerke DE French signal system Report
FR Transurb FR French signal system Report
FR Wikipedia EN/FR French signaling Report
GB Bluebell EN Signalsystem Bluebell Railway Report
GB Davros EN Various articles Report
GB Davros EN [Subway] Central Line signalling (London) Report
GB Davros EN [Subway] LMSR experimental system Report
GB District Dave EN [Subway] London Underground (LU) signalling Report
GB NYMR EN Signaling "before computer" Report
GB Rail Sim Routes EN Information about British rail signs Report
GB Rail Sim Routes EN Information on British signalling, DRA, AWS and TPWS Report
GB Railsigns EN Information about British signalling practice Report
GB RGS EN UK signalling explained (PDF) Report
GB Southern Signals EN See page bottom Report
GB The Signal Box EN British signalling (very extensive) Report
GB Tubeprune EN [Subway] London Report
GB Wikipedia EN Information about British signalling Report
GB Wikipedia EN British signalling Report
HU Gigant Club EN Hungarian signaling Report
IN IRFCA EN Indian signalling (part 1) Report
IN IRFCA EN Indian signalling (part 2) Report
IN IRFCA EN Indian signalling (part 3) Report
IT IMDT IT [Subway] Rome Report
IT Interrail IT Italian signal system Report
IT RFI IT Italian signal rulebook (PDF) Report
IT Segnalifs IT/EN Italian signalling Click "English" button Report
JP JRTR EN Technic behind signalling in Japan (PDF) Report
JP Wikipedia EN/DE Japanese signaling Report
LK JayanWeb EN Signaling system Sri Lanka Report
LU Rail.lu DE/FR ETCS in Luxembourg Report
LU Stellwerke DE Signalsystem Luxembourg Report
LU TrainsLux EN Signalsystem Luxembourg Choose "signals" in the left menu Report
NL GVB NL Signal system Amsterdam Tube [Mirror] Report
NL Henk Bartels NL The NS signal rulebook [old version] Report
NL IRSE NL History of the NS color-light signal system (PDF) Report
NL IRSE NL Old document describing Dutch signaling (PDF) Report
NL IRSE NL Dutch signalling explained (legal system) (PDF) Report
NL IVW NL Latest NS signal rulebook (PDF) Report
NL Laanp NL Dutch signaling history + signal aspects Report
NL Maarten Deen NL Mechanical and color-light signal aspects explained Report
NL Marc Crauwels NL Download signal rulebook NS Report
NL Marc Pieters NL Click "seinen" in the left menu Report
NL Museumstoomtram NL Dutch signalling history Report
NL OVinNederland NL Railway signalling in The Netherlands Report
NL Rail1435 NL Modern color-light signal system Report
NL Railmeester NL Dutch signalrule book 2005 + 2007 (PDF) Report
NL RETmetro NL Rotterdam subway signalling (RET) Report
NL Seinarm NL Mechanical signalling Report
NL Spoors NL/EN Signal system 1955 Report
NL Spoortechniek NL Modern railway signalling Report
NL Stavenryder NL Signal rulebook 2005 (PDF) Report
NL Stavenryder NL Signal rulebook (edits 2007) (PDF) Report
NL W. Hermsen NL Color-light signal aspects 1955 + railsigns (extensive) Report
NO Jernbanetilsynet NO Norwegian signal rulebook Report
NO Lovdata NO Complete Norwegian signalling rules Report
NO Norwegischen SB DE Click the signal to enter the website Report
NO SJT NO Norwegian signal rulebook (PDF) Report
NO Wikipedia EN Norwegian signalsystem Report
NZ Hutt Valley Signals EN Signalsystem Hutt Valley Line Report
PL Chester EN Polish signalsystem Report
PL Grzegorz Jagodzinski PL Polish signalling (PKP) Report
PL Grzegorz Sarnecki PL Polish signalsystem Report
PL Pod semaforkiem PL Polish signalsystem (extensive) Report
PL Przepisy Kolejowe PL Polish signalling Report
PT HJCL EN+PT Portuguese railway signalling Report
RO Railwayfan RO Romanian signaling Report
RU 1520mm RU History of Russian signalling Report
RU Covalus PL Railway signalling in Rusia Report
RU J. Calvert EN Russian signalling very extensive Report
RU R-Signal RU Russian signalling Report
RU ScaleTrainsClub RU Russian signalling explained (PDF) Report
RU TransSib RU Russian signalling English translation available, e-mail me Report
SE Ekeving SE Swedish railroad history including signalling Report
SE Järnväg SE Swedish railway signaling Report
SE NJM SE Swedish signaling Report
SE Railways EN Swedish signalling (PDF) Report
SE Signalfakta SE Swedish signal system Report
SE Swedish Signals EN Swedish signal system Report
SE TGOJ SE Old Swedish signal system Report
SE Transportstyrelsen SE Swedish signal rulebook (PDF) Report
SE Wikipedia EN Swedish signal system Report
SI IMDT IT Slovenian signal system Report
SI SFI IT Click "Segnali" and choose "Segnali SZ" Report
SK Mechnav SK Slovakian signalpictures Report
SP Spokanië NL Spokanian signalling (fictional country, but funny) Report
TR Trains of Turkey EN Turkish signal system Report
US East Penn EN NORAC signal rulebook Report
US J. Calvert EN Signal system Pennsylvania RR Report
US J. Calvert EN Signal system Pennsylvania RR in 1950 Report
US Joseph Hoevet EN Signal rule sheets for download (PDF) Report
US Live Steam EN Signalsystem US (very brief) Report
US Mark Vogel EN An overview of many American signalling rulebooks Report
US New York City Subway EN NYC Subway signalling Report
US Pennsyrr EN NORAC signal rulebook Report
US Pennsyrr EN Signal system Baltimore&Ohio RR Report
US Pennsyrr EN Signal system Baltimore&Main RR Report
US Pennsyrr EN Signal system Chesapeakee&Ohio RR Report
US Pennsyrr EN Signal system Dept. NY Central Report
US Pennsyrr EN Signal system Pennsylvania RR Report
US Railfan EN Signal Drawing Symbols Report
US Railroad Signaling EN NORAC signal rulebook (NORAC: more info) Report
US RailRoadSignals EN Everything about US train signalling Report
US Railroadsignals EN Light rail signalsystems Report
US RR Signal Pix EN Photo's and signal aspects Report
US Sh1 EN General info on US signalling Report
US Signal Department EN Classic American railroad signaling design and practice Report
US SpikeSys EN Signal system Baltimore&Ohio RR Report
US SVM EN NORAC signal rulebook Report
US The Position Light EN Blog about North American signaling, past, present and future Report
ZA Homesignal EN Tribute to South African mechanical signals Report

Important!

The old signalling database is not yet fully converted to the new format which can be seen above. The web links below come from the old website and are not revised yet. Conversion of the old signalling database will take place gradually.


Country Website name Language Website description (comment)
OSShD SH1 EN Info about OSShD signals
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CAB SVM EN Cab-sig Philadelphia metro
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ATB Wikipedia EN ATB The Netherlands
ATB Wikipedia NL ATB The Netherlands
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ETCS ETCS EN European Train Control System (ECTS)
ETCS Wikipedia NL European Train Control System (ECTS)
ETCS Rail D+F ETCS in Luxembourg
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ERTMS ERTMS-online EN European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
ERTMS ERA Europa EN European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
ERTMS ERTMS NL European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
ERTMS Wikipedia D European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
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LGV Wikipedia EN LGV signalling
TGV TGV web EN Train protection TGV
TGV Belrail F Belgian TGV signalling
TGV LSF F TGV safe-running
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Train protection Wikipedia NL Train protection NL/D/F/BE
Train protection Wikipedia EN Autom. train protection system (world)
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Block signalling Wikipedia EN Block signalling GB
Block signalling Wikipedia EN Railway block code GB
Block signalling Wikipedia NL Block signalling NL
Block signalling Signalbox EN Block signalling GB (extensive)

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