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Glossary Results for Word "Fogman"

Fogman During fog and falling snow (when visibility was less than 200 yards) special signalling regulations came into force. A person, usually a railwayman normally employed in some other capacity such as platelayerExplain 'Plate layer', was stationed at each distant signalExplain 'Distant Signal' (and certain other signals) and placed detonatorsExplain 'Detonator' on the rail as an audible warning to drivers when the signal arm was “on”Explain 'On (Signal)'. In the days when coal was the only domestic and industrial fuel, dense and prolonged fogs were common even into the 1950s, especially in urban areas in winter.