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Old 11-06-2005, 02:37 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by LAHDPOP
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Torpedo. A torpedo is a device which is strapped to the top of a rail. When a train drives over the torpedo, it emits a very loud "bang" which can be heard over the noise of the engine, and signals the engineer to stop immediately.

here in egypt these torpedos are called KABSOLA .
when there is afog at the night or in the morning,the trains is coming and the controlman opening the semaphore for it to allow to to go and the engineer canot see the semaphore if its opened or closed so the controlman put this KABSOLA on the rails and exploded under the train.when the engineer hear it he know that the way is clear and everything under control.
its really very different from the use of it in america.
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