What is Fouling Mark?

We probably would have seen these words “FOULING MARK” written on a cement block when we looked out the window at a train station or a metro station. Ever wondered the meaning of these words?
The fouling mark is present where two railway tracks join at a point. The simple purpose of this point is to avoid side collision of trains converging from two different paths. And also a train taking one of the diverging routes from the spot, should completely pass (both ends of the train should cross that mark) so that there is no risk of collision with a passenger taking the other diverging route.
Share this article
Shareable URL
Prev Post

How do we Cough?

Next Post

​​Why don’t we receive light from all the Stars in the Universe?

Read next

​​What is White-Fi?

White-Fi, also often referred to as Super Wi-Fi and White Space Wi-Fi, is a method for creating wireless…