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Diagram of the Stevens interlocking system of railroad switches, capable of relaying several signals from a single lever. Wood engraving, American, 1892

Diagram of the Stevens interlocking system of railroad switches, capable of relaying several signals from a single lever. Wood engraving, American, 1892


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Diagram of the Stevens interlocking system of railroad switches, capable of relaying several signals from a single lever. Wood engraving, American, 1892

RAILROAD SWITCH, 1892.
Diagram of the Stevens interlocking system of railroad switches, capable of relaying several signals from a single lever. Wood engraving, American, 1892

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1892 Diagram Electric Electricity Railroad Science Signal Steven Stevens Switch Turn Of Century


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This print captures a significant technological advancement in the late 19th century - the Diagram of the Stevens interlocking system of railroad switches. Created by an American wood engraver in 1892, this intricate illustration showcases the brilliance of engineering and innovation during that era. The diagram depicts a complex network of railroad switches, all controlled by a single lever. This revolutionary interlocking system allowed for multiple signals to be relayed simultaneously, streamlining operations and enhancing safety within the railway transportation industry. The level of detail in this wood engraving is truly remarkable, showcasing every intricacy involved in ensuring smooth transitions between tracks. As we delve into this piece, we are transported back to America at the turn of the century when electricity was rapidly transforming various industries. The Stevens interlocking system represents one such transformation within transportation as it harnessed electric power to efficiently manage rail traffic. While admiring this historical artifact, let us appreciate how far we have come since then. Today's advanced signaling systems owe their existence to pioneers like Mr. Stevens who laid down foundations for modern railway technology.

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