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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

In the middle of the night, a train is blaring its horns, announcing its arrival at a wayside station. A man, casually walks across the tracks and takes position on a tiny pedestal. In his hand, a blazing torch and a hoop of wire with a pouch that contains a metallic ball. He then waits for the train to come straight at him.



How all trains were kept apart in the old days, by "token" system.





I hope AU members will enjoy these stunning pictures as much as I did.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:00 AM

Good stuff Eddie, thanks for sharing!
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

See how a token exchange is done in this video.

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