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Something I saw yesterday

I was driving along a street which crossed railway lines in some meters, and I saw a weird sign. I was so stunned that I drove back to fetch a camera.

This is the street, at the right side are the railway lines. The sign is where the red arrow is.
HET neutral klein mit Pfeil

The red arrow points to this sign:
HET1 Schild neutral klein

Well, I *had* to look it up. HET means an auxiliary power-on button to activate a railway gate (HilfsEinschaltTaste).

I am thinking about making an icon of it. Maybe crisscrossed in red ;-).


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Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)

I've never seen such a sign before.

Really strange!

What is a "HilfsEinschaltTaste? And what does the sign say us exactly? I suppose that there's a a HET there. Is this sign meant for us common people in traffic or is it actually for the train driver?

Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
It's for the train driver in case the railway gate isn't lowering.The train driver has to stop in front of the railway crossing and press the button.

I know this only for some hours *g*.
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Naja, wenigstens sterb ich jetzt nicht dumm: *gg*

Mar. 3rd, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Ehrlich gestanden habe ich es nicht komplett verstanden, sondern hatte nur eine grobe Richtung. Es war ein Frage-Antwort Portal, und es antworteten zwei Bahnbedienstete, und zwar extrem detailliert *g*.

Der Gag an der Sache war, dass ich mir total viel Mühe gegeben hatte, bei dem Schild direkt unter dem HET das "BÜ" wegzumachen, weil ich dachte, dass es vielleicht auf meine Region hindeuten könnte. Bis ich dann hinterher las, dass das "Bahnübergang" heißt :D
Mar. 3rd, 2013 05:37 am (UTC)
Heh! Well spotted! I think that would make a great icon! :D
Mar. 3rd, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
Mar. 4th, 2013 08:18 am (UTC)
Bingo! :D
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Really would make a nice icon! Never seen this before, either.
Mar. 3rd, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
It probably exists for decades ;-).

I think everyone drives fast and keeps their eyes on the street, so most people overlook it. I was driving rather slowly because I wanted to turn left in the curve (Umpf. dict.cc doesn't give me the English word for "abbiegen in einer abknickenden Vorfahrt")
Mar. 3rd, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
You can't escape!
*evil grin*
Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Escape? From what?
Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
You have to make an icon of it!!
Just great! Amazing the things you recognize!
Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
I already did (see above)
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