Danish Signaling, Semaphore Signal Summary

Distant Signals

Distant Signal Aspects and Indications
Multiple Distant Signals

Distant Signal Aspects and Indications

"Caution" (Danish: "KÝr forsigtigt")

"Caution" means that the train must prepare to stop at the following Main Signal. Aspect in use from 1903; flashlight from 1922.

If the following Main Signal is a station entry signal, the entry signal may display a Proceed aspect for a route permitting less than 75 km/h (45 mph).

Until 1961 this aspect was named "Main Signal shows Stop" (Danish: "Hovedsignalet viser Stop").

"Main Signal shows Proceed or Proceed Through" (Danish: "Hovedsignalet viser KÝr eller KÝr Igennem")

The Main Signal shows a Proceed aspect permitting at least 75 km/h (45 mph) or Proceed Through. Aspect in use from 1903; flashlight from 1922.

Until 1961 this aspect was used for advance signalling of any Proceed aspect.

Multiple Distant Signals

For advance signalling of multiple entry signals, distant signals would be arranged correspondingly, 2 (or more) per track.

"Caution" (Danish: "KÝr forsigtigt")

"Caution" means that the train must prepare to stop at the following multiple entry signal. However, the entry signal may display a Proceed aspect for a route permitting less than 75 km/h (45 mph).

Until 1961 this aspect was named "Main Signal shows Stop" (Danish: "Hovedsignalet viser Stop").

"Main Signal shows Proceed or Proceed Through" (Danish: "Hovedsignalet viser KÝr eller KÝr Igennem")

The multiple entry signal shows a Proceed aspect permitting at least 75 km/h (45 mph) or Proceed Through. Route through junction is set as indicated.

Until 1961 this aspect was used for advance signalling of any Proceed aspect.

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