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Acceleration Rule On German Railway

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Matto140, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Matto140

    Matto140 Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2017
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    Hello guys,
    I'm not sure about it, but I think that speed limit sign on german railway have the different meaning than standard in US(north America). US standard mean that acceleration is aloved after whole lenght of train pass the signal. In Germany, you can start accelerate immediately after front of train reach signal.
    Am I correct in this? TSW act US way and I'm not sure if it is right!
    Thanks for reply!
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
  2. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

    May 14, 2018
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    Surely that would mean that the signs were placed a train length past the point where acceleration was acceptable- and that would have allow for the longest possible train length meaning that shorter trains (which would be almost all trains and probably all passenger trains) would be held at the lower speed when they could be accelerating. It only gets more fraught when you consider that the rear of the train, which could be a quarter of a mile behind you, may be working its way through points.

    Not saying you're wrong but it seems unlikely.
  3. Maik Goltz

    Maik Goltz Active Member

    Dec 9, 2016
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