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What does the yellow board with a W/L sign, as seen along railway tracks, signify?  
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Sep 08 2011 (2:16PM)
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↪ abbas*^~
What does the yellow board with a W/L sign, as seen along railway tracks, signify?

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Sep 08 2011 (2:13PM)
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↪ abbas*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Sep 10 2011 (7:44AM)
Whistle / Level crossing ahead. means Road crossing ahead so horn to warn people..

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Sep 08 2011 (2:13PM)
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SMJ*   Added by: moderator*^~  Sep 10 2011 (7:45AM)
Whistle Indicators 'W', or 'W/L' on a square yellow board. The 'W' is a general whistle indicator while the 'W/L' stands for Whistle for Level Crossing. The latter is also seen in Hindi with the characters 'see/pha' == 'seetee bajao - phatak'). Usually provided on approach to unmanned level crossings (and for manned level crossings without a clear view) about 250m away from the level crossing. Similarly, a 'W/B' sign is seen (less often) on approach to a bridge.

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Sep 08 2011 (2:14PM)
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Gulshanrkp*^   Added by: moderator*^~  Sep 10 2011 (7:45AM)
Whistle as train is approaching Level crossing .

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Sep 08 2011 (2:14PM)
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Liberty to speak   Added by: moderator*^~  Sep 10 2011 (7:45AM)
The 'W' indicates whistle means loco driver has to give horn whereas the 'W/L' stands for Whistle for Level Crossing.

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Sep 08 2011 (2:32PM)
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Guest: 79db18b3   Added by: moderator*^~  Sep 10 2011 (7:47AM)
W/l stand for whistle loud level crossing ahead...used to warn drivers to blow horns as alarm to people close to track to avoid accident as those are accident prone areas may be blind turns....
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