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Dear Prof Scott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-_and_left-hand_traffic

Similar to there are Left hand and Right Hand Drive Vehicles in different countries, is this also applicable to trains ?.

Similarly the Traffic signs positions accordingly will also vary ?.

i.e

The Motorman sits on the left hand side in the cabin for Train operations in some countries ?.

Or

The Motorman sits on the right hand side in the train cabin for Train operations in some countries ?.

Or

Is a Universal rule applied in all countries where there will be always

motorman sitting on Left hand side or right hand side in the cabin ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,

Prashant S Akerkar

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Now as far as the question goes ...

I believe it is asking about which side a train driver is on. Since car drivers sit on either the left or right side, depending on the country they are in, does this also apply to trains?

As far as I know, the train tracks are monitored and trains are allowed to go either direction since there is usually only one track. The current train on the track is kept track of and any other trains that want to go on that track need to find out if they can go the direction they want to go. If there is already a train on the tracks headed in the other direction, they can't proceed until the other train comes in. There are a few place where one train can pull over onto a side track to let another go by, but trains are usually too long to do this.

I searched on the web for this and found some good file to read.

They are https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100717165332AAlkb5N

For steam engines, the driver is on the right side of the cab, as seen in

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/engineer.Html

As can be seen in this German train, the driver could be in the center of the train.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_engineer#mediaviewer/File:F%C3%BChrerstand

What I found out about cars was pretty interesting. In most countries, the driver is on the right side of the road, but there are a few where this is not true.

The current laws of which side of the road is for driving is seen in

http://www.businessinsider.com/map-countries-driving-on-left-or-right-2014-1

Some countries have changed, as seen in

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-_and_left-hand_traffic#mediaviewer/File:Drivi

with the colors meaning the following:

Red : has always driven on the right

Orange : has driven on the left, but now drives on the right

Dark Blue : has always driven on the left

Purple : has driven on the right, now drives on the left

Green : had non-uniform driving orientation rules, but now drives on the right

Light Blue: had non-uniform driving orientation rules, now drives on the left

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Comment | Dear Prof Scott Thank you. Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar |

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