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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: baliza|
|signal or peg|
Had a quick search on the Internet.
The following web site gives useful English railway terminology and they seem to call it a signal:
Visual indication passed to a train driver to advise the speed, direction or route of the train. There are almost as many types of signals as there are railways but they fall into the following main categories:
handsignals - used mainly where there are no fixed signals or where the fixed signalling has failed. Generally, each railway has its own defined handsignals recognised by its operators.
semaphore signals - a fixed lineside signal where the stop indication is displayed as a horizontally positioned arm and proceed as a 45º or vertical arm.
colour light signal - a fixed lineside signal showing light indications to drivers.
cab signals - where the indications are displayed in the driver's cab.
Eurodicautom gives the following:
Spanish Term jalón;
English Term peg;
I checked all three terms and came to the conclusion that 'peg' is used but it seems to be a synonym for signal. Pegs were used in the 'old days'.
Peg Signal Common, particularly on former LMR lines
I would use signal.
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flashing light signal
whenever you think of a "baliza", you have the idea of a light turning on and off permanently.
If you're about railways, this is the ways "balizas" work.
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