Device operated from a distance for opening and closing a pair of movable track rails (switch points) to guide a train from one track to another.
Movable rail that is machine-tapered at the end and connected to a parallel and similarly machined switch point.
Two fixed rails located between a switch point and a frog.
Wire that connects the power switch machine to levers in the switch house.
power switch machine
Remote-controlled motor that provides the mechanical force for opening and closing the switch.
Metal part located between two ties that maintains the distance between two switch points.
Metal part connected to the power switch machine that opens and closes the switch points.