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September 11th, 2010, 03:51 AM

I am recreating a local railway network (merseyrail), i also use the network to get around... a lot. While waiting at a station i looked town the rails and saw a speed sign. It had a number over another number e.g 40/10. I realized that i have no idea what what it means (i have seen them everywhere).

So the question is simple, how do i read these signs?

Chears, Matty

September 11th, 2010, 05:02 AM
Take a look here http://www.railsigns.co.uk/sect13page3/sect13page3.html

There are pages of stuff covering all types of UK rail signage and signals. It's a very useful site.


September 11th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Thanks for the site!

I have found the sign in question (it is a differential speed restriction sign) Although it tells me what they are it does not tell me how to read them... does anyone have experience with these signs?

September 11th, 2010, 05:16 AM
Differential speed board :

The bottom figure always shows the higher speed

This applies to:
Passenger trains (loaded or empty)
Postal or parcels trains (loaded or empty)
Light loco's

The top figure applies to all other trains . :)