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  • Switch Stands, posted 2013-02-01

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    Whether you call them switch stands, switch throws, or something else, these devices for selecting a route where two tracks diverged came in a variety of sizes and shapes. Sometimes a railroad standardized on one shape, or maybe two, while on other railroads you might see several different types. The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis has a variety in their yard including the three types shown here.

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