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Surviving old mechanical Boxes in Germany

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Surviving old mechanical Boxes in Germany

Unread postby Frank » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:48 pm

Hello,


with 31.Dezember 2015 there are 68 mechanical Boxes from 1910 and before.

Plus 823 Boxes of Type Einheit from 1920 on.

The oldest are this kind of Type:
http://www.stellwerke.de/bilder/dwb.html

Schlüsselwerk (Key Lock).
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Re: Surviving old mechanical Boxes in Germany

Unread postby colin1501 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:25 pm

Very interesting - thanks, Frank. Can you give an indication of where they are, or which lines still have significant amounts of mechanical signalling?

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Re: Surviving old mechanical Boxes in Germany

Unread postby Frank » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:12 pm

Hello Colin

the oldest in the Part of the former East-Germany and in the South of Germany (Bavaria,Wurtemberg) and the rest sprayed across the country.

For Example in Düsseldorf (Rhine-Westphalia) there are a few mechanical Boxes in Ratingen- Ost and Ratingen-West and in DUS-Reisholz.
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Re: Surviving old mechanical Boxes in Germany

Unread postby colin1501 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:40 pm

Many thanks, Frank - very helpful. I may have to plan a trip with my camera!

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