LES AIGUILLEURS ROIS DE L'EXPLOITATION FERROVIAIRE 1830-2017

LES AIGUILLEURS ROIS DE L'EXPLOITATION FERROVIAIRE 1830-2017

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By Didier Janssoone, 140 pages, text in French, REF 69GEN508

Without him, there are no trains running: the signalman is the one who commands the ballet of the trains that enter or leave the station. From his station overlooking the tracks of the station or the bifurcation of full lane, he orchestrates the traffic by ordering hands, mechanical signals and luminous panels whose cockades or colored lights transmit indications, authorizations or orders to the drivers of the trains or to the heads of maneuver. A profession unknown, but essential to the smooth running of the railway. Without the controllers, the trains would be stopped ... These men and women, who exercise 3x8 a job with responsibilities, are essential. From the backstage of the station, they manage the traffic, maneuvers and evolutions day and night. Their motto: safety and punctuality! Today, modernization requires, the traffic controllers, requalified Agents movement, then Operators security, are less numerous than formerly (up to 90 000 in 1945) and direct the trains by clicking on a computer mouse since their "tour de control "railway. In this book, abundantly illustrated, the author, head of circulation in Paris-Austerlitz, unveils all facets of a trade little known to the general public, but at the heart of the railway activity ...

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 10 November, 2017.

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