Railway Signal Operator (185) Enlisted Personnel

Operates track switches and railway signals from a signal tower to control movements of military railway trains.
Manipulates levers which control railroad traffic in a railroad yard or at switching points, following train schedules, special orders, and safety regulations. Operates light and combination types of wigwags, crossing bells, and switch indicators. Uses telephone to transmit and receive messages and orders.
Must be familiar with principles of military railway signaling including manually operated, automatic, semiautomatic, and fixed signals. Must have knowledge of rules and regulations governing operation of military railways.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Railway Towerman