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manually operated switch click to hear : manually operated switch

Device operated by hand for opening and closing a pair of movable track rails (switch points) to guide a train from one track to another.
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switch point slide chair pull rod switch stand check-rail switch signal frog closure rail

switch point click to hear : switch point

Movable rail that is machine-tapered at the end and connected to a parallel and similarly machined switch point.

slide chair click to hear : slide chair

Type of seat on which the switch points slide.

pull rod click to hear : pull rod

Metal part connected to the switch stand that opens and closes the switch points.

switch stand click to hear : switch stand

Manually operated lever that opens and closes the switch.

check-rail click to hear : check-rail

Metal part opposite the frog and inside the running rail that keeps the train on the tracks as the wheels pass over the frog.

switch signal click to hear : switch signal

Device with an arm that is controlled by the switch stand; it is raised or lowered to indicate whether the switch is open or closed.

frog click to hear : frog

Casting that makes it possible for wheels to roll smoothly over the point where two rails cross.

closure rail click to hear : closure rail

Two fixed rails located between a switch point and a frog.