Stotts Signal Company

The Stotts Signal Co., which recently removed its plant from Nebraska City, Neb. to Marion, is laying a track three-fourths of a mile in length on 7th Avenue from 20th Street to a point east of the round house, on which they will demonstrate the practicability of their signal, which is automatic, giving both front and rear protection to a train on a single track. When a train leaves a station it sets a signal, protecting itself in the rear. At the same time it sets a signal at the next station ahead protecting it against trains coming from the opposite direction, making head-on collisions impossible. It also gives open switch, absolute station protection; protects against freezing and shows broken rail. The demonstrations will be watched with interest by railway men all over the country. (Marion Sentinel, April 16, 1908)

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