|These pictures are from May 2005 and February 2008 on various trips between Suzhou, Shanghai and Hangzhou. As I had little to no time to take pictures, please excuse me for the quality of the pictures.|
See also Chinese colour light signals and Chinese semaphore signals
|Post plate for the above signal. The characters say 下行预告 (xià xíng yù gaò), literally "next movement advance notice", so this post plate identifies it as a distant signal (thanks to Judy for this translation!).|
|This may be an exit signal announcer, but I am not sure.|
|Entry signal announcer|
|Switch-Off announcing signal on fast line: Expect a switch-off signal
|Don't stop on next 29m.
I saw this board usually mounted before catenary tensioners. The character 停 (Tíng) means "Stop"
|A loco is passing a shunting signal at clear (Chinese railways use left-hand running, so the signals are mounted to the left of the track)|
|After the loco has passed, the signal changes to stop.|
|The red board behind the buffer is a line blocked signal and looks very similar to it German counterpart, the Sh 2 board.|
|Old train ticket. Click image for details and explanation|
|Boarding a hard seater to Shanghai in the station of Suzhou|
|Hard seater. Chinese trains come in four classes: Hard seater, soft
seater, hard sleeper, soft sleeper.
Despite the name of the hard seater, there is a definite chance of not getting a seat...
|Soft seater. With a ticket there is a seat reservation, so you have a chance of getting a seat...|
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