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Switch stand

A device by which a switch is thrown, locked, and its position indicated. It consists essentially of a base, spindle, lever, and connecting rod, together with target, and can be equipped with a lamp or banner. Unless described as "low" or "center throw", its target spindle extends 2 feet or more above top-of-rail elevation.

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