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remote-controlled switch click to hear : remote-controlled switch

Device operated from a distance 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 click to hear : switch point

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

closure rail click to hear : closure rail

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

point wire click to hear : point wire

Wire that connects the power switch machine to levers in the switch house.

power switch machine click to hear : power switch machine

Remote-controlled motor that provides the mechanical force for opening and closing the switch.

switch rod click to hear : switch rod

Metal part located between two ties that maintains the distance between two switch points.

pull rod click to hear : pull rod

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