Wskaźniki kolejowe PKP
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Railway signs of Polish Railways

Railway signs of Polish Railways (1:25)

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Railway signs of Polish Railways (0)

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Railway signs of Polish Railways (H0)

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Railway signs of Polish Railways (TT)

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Railway signs of Polish Railways (N)

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Contemporary railway fixed signals and indicators utilized by Polish Railways.

Wskaźniki kolejowe PKP
  • Signal DO and D1 (stop shield);
  • signal D6 (temporary speed restriction) with indications of 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 kmph or blank (for 20kmph); three sizes: 900mm wide upward or downward or reduced 500mm wide;
  • signal D9 (speed restriction end for narrow gauge railways);
  • track closed indicator Z1/Wtz (as fixed shield);
  • distant signal indicator W1 (normal and reduced size);
  • stop limit (front of train position) indicator W4 (as fixed shield);
  • shunting limits indicator W5;
  • attention indicators W6a, W6b, W7 (normal and reduced size);
  • fixed speed restriction indicator W8 with indications of 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 kmph or blank (for 20kmph); normal or reduced size, upward or downward;
  • section with speed restriction limits indicators W9 and W15 (normal or reduced size, also different form of W9 for narrow gauge railways);
  • signal announcement indicators W11a and W11b with one to four stripes (rectangular or square, W11b in two different paintings);
  • level crossing warning signal announcement indicator W11p with one or two triangles;
  • steam engine’s ash pan closing indicator W12;
  • attention indicator for snow plough crews W13 (single or double truss);
  • signal displacement indicator W15;
  • railway stop announcement indicator W16;
  • automatic block signaling limits indicator W18;
  • restricted braking distance indicators W19 and W20 (as fixed shields);
  • goods train indicator W22;
  • opposite track change indicator W24 (as fixed shield);
  • change of line speed indicator W27 with indications of 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 or 120kmph (normal or reduced size);
  • change of communication channel indicator W28 with channels R1-R9 (normal or reduced size);
  • communication establishing indicator W29;
  • canceled signal indicator W31;
  • stop limits indicator W32 for fixed length trains – with indications of 100, 150 and 200m;
  • indicators for electric vehicles;
    • pantograph down announcement indicator We1;
    • pantograph down indicator We2;
    • pantograph up indicator We3;
    • end of overhead line indicator We4;
    • power off indicator We8;
    • power on indicator We9;
    • additional plates for track reference or concerning EMUs/locomotives ;
    • stop limits indicator We12 and We13 for EMUs with fixed number of cars (with digits 1, 2 and 3);
  • indicators for narrow gauge railways:
    • dangerous section indicator WW1;
    • attention indicator WW2;
    • speed restriction for normal-to-narrow gauge transporters with indications 10, 15 and 20 kmph;
    • end of speed restriction for transporter indicator WW4;
  • order shields of signal repeaters.

Indicators in form of lamps and lanterns are covered in separate model.

Based on

  • Polish State Railways Signal Book E1 (issue from 15th August 1998 with corrections);
  • Railway Traffic and Safety Devices Construction Guidelines for Polish State Railways (WTB-E10);
  • Decree of Ministry of Infrastructure from 18th July 2005 concerning the General Conditions of Railway Traffic and Signaling (Journal of Laws from 9th September 2005);
  • Indicators construction blueprints (all above materials acquired via http://kolej.krb.com.pl/).

The typeface BN-67.9010-03 by Emil Wojtacki was used in this model.

One comment:

  1. cravasidec.science 5 November 2015 at 05:48

    Some lines have other signs. for example the word ‘whistle’ underneath a triangle with an exclamation mark in it is sometimes used on mineral railways.

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