Zusatzsignale Subsidiary Signals

Subsidiary signals are usually mounted to a colour light or semaphore signal.

ID

aspect

description
Zs 1  Zs 1  Ersatzsignal / Substitution signal: (Small head below or additional lamps at main signal head.)
main signal at danger or defective may be passed. Speed limit 40 km/h applies in points zone
Zs 1  Same as above, but only a single blinking light within main signal's head. This is standard in DR area with Hl signals, in DB area used only with Ks signals.
Zs 2 Richtungsanzeiger  Richtungsanzeiger / Destination indicator :
Route is set towards station letter shows (usually first letter of next mayor station's name)
Zs 2v Richtungsvoranzeiger  Richtungsvoranzeiger / Destination announcing indicator
Zs 3  Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger
Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger 
Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger / Speed indicator:
Displayed speed limit applies in points zone after indicator. Zs3 below a signal

Above board, below light signal. The triangle usually points downwards, but may be inverted if mounted as dwarf or on top of a signal.
On older installations, the light signal may have a triangular backplane.
The number "3" may indicate entry into a dead-end track, while number "1" or "2" are usually used to announce short entry or entry into an occupied track.

Zs 3v  Geschwindigkeitsvoranzeiger
Geschwindigkeitsvoranzeiger
Geschwindigkeitsvoranzeiger / Speed announcing indicator (Expect a Zs 3).

Above board below light signal. The triangle usually points downwards, but may be inverted if mounted as dwarf or on top of a signal.
On older installations, the light signal may have a triangular backplane.
The indications "2" and "3" are usually used to announce short entry or entry into an occupied track.

(Zs 4) K-Scheibe

Beschleunigungsanzeiger 
[obsolete]
Beschleunigungsanzeiger(DB) K-Scheibe(DR) / Acceleration indicator:
driver should use maximum timetable speed to shorten driving time.

Above hand signal (Fahrzeit kürzen/shorten driving time), below light signal.

(Zs 5) L-Scheibe

Verzögerungsanzeiger 
[obsolete]
Verzögerungsanzeiger(DB) L-Scheibe(DR) / Delay indicator:
driver should lower speed by about 30 %.

Above hand signal(Langsam/slow) below light signal.

Zs 6
Gleiswechselanzeiger  Linksfahrtauftragssignal 
Gleiswechselanzeiger 
Gegengleisanzeiger / Counter Line Indicator:
Proceed aspect for Gleiswechselbetrieb (a route to counter line, on a double line with bi-directional traffic this is usually the left line). On older installations may have a diamond-shaped backplane.
Top left: new/DB version, top right: DR version, lower: reflective board
Zs 7  Vorsichtssignal  Vorsichtssignal / Cautiousness signal:
main signal at danger or defective may be passed. Proceeding on sight applies towards next main signal.
(Note: this one may be a small head that comes in various shapes below the main head, or it is displayed with additional lamps within the main signal head.)

Zs 8

Falschfahrt-Auftragssignal

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Gegengleisfahrt-Ersatzsignal / Counter Line Substitution Signal:
main signal at danger or defective may be passed. Route is set to wrong line (on a double line where Falschfahrbetrieb [wrong line operation] is in force, this is the left line). Speed limit 40 km/h applies in points zone, 100 km/h on open line until next station. (See also note for Zs 7 above)
Zs 9  Bü-Tafel  Bahnübergangstafel (Level crossing board): Is mounted at or close to the post of a main signal with red, white-black-white-black-white, or white-yellow-white-yellow-white post plate covering a level crossing. If that main signal must be passed at danger, train must stop at level crossing and train staff must secure the crossing manually
Zs 10 Endesignal  Endesignal ("End Signal") / End of speed limit:
Speed limit given by Hp 2 or Zs 3 ends before point area, when train has passed this signal. This signal is valid only for train movements governed by main signals.
Zs 12  M-Tafel  M-Tafel / "M" board: main signal at danger or defective may be passed also by signalman's verbal permission. camera.gif (1065 Byte)
(Otherwise a Zs signal or a written order would be needed)
Zs 13  Stumpfgleis- und Frühhaltanzeiger  Stumpfgleis- und Frühhaltanzeiger / Dead end line and short entry indicator:
Entrance route to dead-end-line or short entrance route.
Instead of this signal a Zs 3 with indication "2" or "3" may be used.
Zs 103  Rautentafel  Rautentafel ("Diamond Board"): Stop aspect (Hp 0) is not valid for shunting movements:
Shunting movements may ignore stop aspect.
Mounted below post plate of some Hl main signals or at semaphore main signals