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Hell Gate Bridge - By NathBDP on 06/29/03 at 03:29:36 - 'HellGateStich.jpg' 221 KB
Have a few questions about this structure.
 
After its completion in 1917 did it ever fulfill its backer's expected traffic flow over the line?  
 
Since it was constructed to link New England trains with those of the South and West of the Hudson and vice versa, and New England solely being reached by Grand Central previous to the construction of Hell Gate, was traffic ever siphoned from GCT (thus given to Penn Station) because of the Hell Gate project?
 
Was there any animosity from the NYC that the New Haven was "selling out" to the PRR, a long time rival of the NYC?
 
And finally, was freight a major traffic over this line?
 
Thanks!  

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/26/03 at 17:12:27 - 'CO_NC_Cabin_Lynchburg_VA_S13931.jpg' 106 KB
This Cabin is in Lynchburg, VA on the James River Sub.  I think this is NC Cabin, but someone correct me if I'm wrong.  
Photo taken on April 5, 2003
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: CSX Seneca Yard: Closed Track - By wsdimenna on 05/21/03 at 23:31:50 - 'SencaYardNorthwwwlr.jpg' 34 KB
looking North from Ridge Rd

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Re: CSX Seneca Yard: Closed Track - By wsdimenna on 05/21/03 at 23:30:31 - 'SencaYardcwwwlr.jpg' 66 KB
Yard leads:
looking south from Ridge Rd.

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Re: CSX Seneca Yard: Closed Track - By wsdimenna on 05/21/03 at 23:29:01 - 'SencaYardbwwwlr.jpg' 34 KB
A different angle

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CSX Seneca Yard: Closed Track - By wsdimenna on 05/21/03 at 23:27:40 - 'SencaYardwwwlr.jpg' 39 KB
I took various shots of the CSX Seneca Yard after its closing.
This is one of five


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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By Charlie_O on 05/14/03 at 20:19:39 - 'PRR_Bell_tower.jpg' 203 KB
On a recent trip to Delaware, discovered Pennsy's lonely "BELL" tower, beside the interstate near the Port of Wilmington.  She's out of service, but those rails still see alot of traffic.
 
My wife Cecily actually took this pic from the car, and she even let me have the copyright...what a sweetie

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Re: Coal loader? - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/09/03 at 23:02:23 - 'Remains_of_Richmond_VA_Coal_tower_S8292.jpg' 51 KB
Here is what is left on March 5, 1994.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Coal loader? - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/09/03 at 22:59:23 - 'Richmond_VA_Coal_tower_S6139.jpg' 62 KB
Here is the one in Richmond, VA on Oct. 2, 1990.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Coal loader? - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/09/03 at 22:56:05 - 'Charlottesville_VA_Coal_tower_S1603.jpg' 56 KB
Here is a shot of the tower at Charlotesville, VA on June 1, 1985.  I am told that it is still there.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Coal loader? - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/08/03 at 23:07:33 - '2569_at_the_Coal_Bin.jpg' 152 KB
Yes, there are two different coal towers here and this is another one.  
Newport News VA.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: "Perfect" ROW's - By DannyR on 05/03/03 at 22:56:22 - 'BO_Mainline_East_Kanawha_WV.jpg' 52 KB
Former B&O mainline east of Parkersburg, WV at Kanawha. This photo was taken five years after the mainline was downgraded and two after a large section was severed between Parkersburg and Clarksburg. Despite lost glory, the roadbed and track here were still nearly pristine. Sadly, the rails in this photo are but a memory now as well.  
 
Previously posted on WV board  
 
 
 
 


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Re: "Perfect" ROW's - By roc on 05/01/03 at 06:13:13 - '042503wnyp424home1.jpg' 249 KB
Well, perhaps not perfect, but after so many years of neglect it's hard to imagine a more beautiful ROW.
 
The picture below was taken by Dave Becker and is from his Jamestown Railfan page...

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Re: "Perfect" ROW's - By EMD on 04/26/03 at 02:24:11 - 'crmail.jpg' 166 KB
The ex-PRR, ex-P-C and now ex-Conrail mainline at Tipton, Pa. (just east of Altoona), looks pretty good. 4 tracks wide and not a stone out of place.  

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Re: Coal loader? - By CHESSIEMIKE on 04/14/03 at 23:49:17 - 'CSXT_Lynchburg_VA.jpg' 74 KB
Found this in Lynchburg, VA on April 5, 2003.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Pedestrian Tunnell - By Bob on 03/21/03 at 09:50:41 - 'ptpc.jpg' 205 KB
I'm surprised it wasn't "Tagged" by now

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Re: MOW Equipment - By n01jd1 on 03/05/03 at 20:47:52 - 'cr80092.jpg' 280 KB
And here is CR 80092 at West Englewood, Teanneck, NJ 4/1999.

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Re: MOW Equipment - By n01jd1 on 03/05/03 at 20:41:42 - 'cr80091.jpg' 209 KB
Here are two photos of scale test cars as they are considered to MOW equipment, At least they were on conrail. Here is CR80091 at CP-5, Ridgefield Park, NJ 12/2000.

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Re: MOW Equipment - By n01jd1 on 03/05/03 at 00:43:22 - 'grinder.jpg' 216 KB
Here is a photo of a rail grinder at work at Ridgefield Park, NJ in the summer of 1998.

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Re: MOW Equipment - By n01jd1 on 03/05/03 at 00:37:08 - 'ballast.jpg' 184 KB
Here is a photo of a ballst cleaner at work at Ridgefield Park, NJ in the summer of 1998.

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Re: MOW Equipment - By Bob on 03/01/03 at 17:12:37 - 'MOW.jpg' 248 KB
Here's a Conrail oddball.  Milepost 10 on the Riverline

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Re: Pedestrian Tunnell - By Bob on 02/03/03 at 20:38:06 - 'pt.jpg' 201 KB
as it appears today.  Alas, with the same saddness
 

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Re: MOW Equipment in South Charleston, WV - By DannyR on 01/28/03 at 23:07:01 - 'MOW_Equip_2.jpg' 45 KB
...and the second

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MOW Equipment in South Charleston, WV - By DannyR on 01/28/03 at 23:06:05 - 'MOW_Equip_1.jpg' 45 KB
Some fascinating equipment in the following two photos on a Dow Chemical/Union Carbide siding in South Charleston, WV.
Don't know if this outfit was contracted by CSX or by Dow to do track work on the company property.  
 
Gotta love that caboose modification!

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Re: MOW Equipment - By LordTauk on 01/26/03 at 21:45:56 - 'Dscf0054.jpg' 67 KB
I didn't have my digital camera at the time, but I was also treated to a tie replacement MOW gang a few months ago, and recently a railgrinding operation.  
 
Now the process they are doing up here (Philly subdivision) is removing the large stacks of ties they removed, tie loading MOW gondolas and converted tie loading hoppers are parked up at a siding, burrow crane can be seen in the picture as well (yellow thing).


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Sperry Rail Car 141 in Pittsburgh - By fquig on 01/26/03 at 15:41:32 - 'SPERRY_RAIL_03.jpg' 71 KB
Sperry Rail Car 141 is tied up in Pittsburgh's Island Avenue Yard on Super Bowl Sunday.  From this location it could work the Mon Line, Pittsburgh Line or the Conemaugh Division.
 


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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/25/03 at 00:27:35 - 'RFP_HN_Tower.jpg' 92 KB
HN Tower in Doswell, VA is still overlooking the old C&O crossing of the RF&P.  The unusual thing about this tower was that it was never manned.  Seems that while it was still under construction the RF&P installed CTC along it's line from Richmond, VA to Washington, D.C.  The windows were never installed, so it has been boarded up from day one.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By Charlie_O on 01/24/03 at 18:39:49 - 'BrynMawr_tower.jpg' 70 KB
And the Pennsy's tower at Bryn Mawr PA, although replaced by an automated system, still watches over Septa and Amtrak traffic.

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By Charlie_O on 01/24/03 at 18:36:56 - 'EStroudsburg_tower.jpg' 128 KB
East Stroudsburg PA still has its former DL&W tower...

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By Charlie_O on 01/24/03 at 18:33:39 - 'EL_Toby_tower.jpg' 32 KB
The tower at Tobyhanna PA sees D-L traffic, though the tower's not in use anymore.

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By DannyR on 01/13/03 at 23:11:18 - 'WD_Tower_Clarksburg.jpg' 128 KB
To continue adding to the B&O listing, I believe "MD" tower in Clarksburg, WV on the former Monongah Division still stands. Two others stood in Clarksburg also, "J" and "MO" but am not certain of their status.
 
Here is a distant view of "MD" as it appeared in 1993

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By B_n_O_Hendo on 01/11/03 at 22:32:29 - 'halethorpe.jpg' 96 KB
Here is Halethorpe Tower, located just outside of Baltimore.  It's all boarded up with lots of "No Trespassing" signs around.  This tower looked down on the field where the B&O's "Fair of the Iron Horse" was held in 1927. The area is now an industrial park.

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By B_n_O_Hendo on 01/11/03 at 22:29:29 - 'bayviewtower.jpg' 72 KB
Here's the base of BA tower located in the Bayview Yard in Baltimore. At one time this was a single story tower. There was also some kind of RR building directly across the tracks from it.

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By EMD on 01/11/03 at 00:40:05 - 'crelhx.jpg' 61 KB
Like here, right?
 
EMD

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By EMD on 01/09/03 at 00:14:21 - 'njt19.jpg' 55 KB
You mean here.
 
EMD:^)

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Pedestrian Tunnell - By Bob on 01/04/03 at 21:13:25 - 'West_Englewood.jpg' 275 KB
On January 28th, 1986, at 11:38 am, I snapped this photo.  It is a northbound Conrail freight, sitting at a red signal at milepost 10 on the Riverline.  After taking the photo, the Conrail Police dispatcher issued the following statement on my portable scanner.  "Attention all units......The Space Shuttle Challenger has just exploded in flight...........no survivors"

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Hell Gate Bridge - By CHESSIEMIKE on 11/18/02 at 22:17:42 - 'Hell_Gate_Bridge.jpg' 113 KB
Came across this view of Hell Gate Bridge.  My guess is 1936 or so because the Triborough Bridge looks new.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: MOW Equipment - By Bob on 11/14/02 at 19:15:16 - 'trackwk.jpg' 210 KB
In Sloatsburg, NY

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Southern Rwy Speeder - By DannyR on 11/02/02 at 18:51:12 - 'Southern_Rwy_Speeder.JPG' 87 KB
A Southern Rwy speeder on display at North Carolina Transportation Museum.

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Sectional Track - By DannyR on 11/02/02 at 12:17:04 - '25.JPG' 80 KB
On the heels of recent N Scale Code 55 track releases, Atlas has entered the 1:1 scale market !
 
Kidding aside,here is some track repair/upgrade being done by Norfolk Southern in Kannapolis, NC using a pre fabricated turnout.

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Re: Wheel stops and bumpers - By CHESSIEMIKE on 10/19/02 at 19:20:25 - 'Union_Station_Bumper.jpg' 128 KB
Here is a bumper that is at Washington Union Station.  Its just a guess, but I think it is designed to slide down the track if hit with enough force and gradually build resistance.  I don't know for sure, but that would be a way of stopping with out a very sudden force of impact.  Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.  
CHESSEMIKE

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Rail Grinder - By CHESSIEMIKE on 09/28/02 at 14:43:33 - 'Harsco_Rail_Grinder.jpg' 83 KB
This is a shot of a Harsco Track Technologies RGH10C rail grinder on CSX's Peninsula subdivision of the Allegheny Division.  I have seen Loram rail grinders on CSX many times, but only lately have I seen Harsco.  The other time was in Cumberland MD, Oct. 2001.  Harsco is a 2 car set up, so I assume it is for light grinding as opposed to a Loram multi-car train.  If anyone has other info on this, fill us in.
CHESSIEMIKE
P.S. My Mother-in-law took the photo.

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Coal loader? - By k9eui on 08/26/02 at 14:52:26 - 'rrtank.jpg' 23 KB
Don't recall seeing one of these before. This sits over the UP tracks just East of Galt, IL.

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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By k9eui on 08/26/02 at 14:20:44 - 'tower3.jpg' 180 KB
Here is an active tower located at the crossing of the U.P. (left to right) and the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (looking
ahead to the North). The U.P. line is very active. Just to the left of the picture is the large UP yard in West Chicago (originally called Turner Junction). It is the main line into Chicago. A bit farther East, the BNSF also somes into town.


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Re: Exsisting Towers Nationwide - By k9eui on 08/26/02 at 14:15:43 - 'tower1.jpg' 19 KB
Here is a tower located at the Illinois Railway Museum
in Union, IL. Equipment in it but not being used last I looked.


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Sign of the times - By CHESSIEMIKE on 07/03/02 at 00:03:27 - 'Coal_Bin__2569.jpg' 142 KB
Now we are worried about sand!
Enviromental Operations?  Where were they when that coal bin was built?  
For that matter, where were they when that GP38-2 was built?  
Newport News VA March, 1993
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Water spout - By CHESSIEMIKE on 06/19/02 at 11:11:48 - 'CO_Water_Plug.jpg' 72 KB
Here is a water spout IN its original location.  
To bad it is no longer there.  
The Coal Bin to the left is still there.  Some things cost too much to destroy.  
Newport News VA.
CHESSIEMIKE


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Water spout - By k9eui on 06/17/02 at 14:56:15 - 'water.JPG' 135 KB
Here's one of the water spouts (not in its original location, but close. This is near the UP line in West Chicago, IL.

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Re: MOW Equipment - By fquig on 05/19/02 at 22:53:40 - 'Railroad2.JPG' 76 KB
Second piece of equipment
 


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MOW Equipment - By fquig on 05/19/02 at 22:51:17 - 'Railroad1.JPG' 76 KB
The pictured equipment is on a siding of the CSX P & W sub near Glenshaw PA.  Can someone tell me the work they do?
 
 


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Narrow Gauge Train Order #1 - By hudsonelectric on 04/27/02 at 21:53:57 - 'EBT_Train_Order.JPG' 81 KB
Original flimsy from my collection.

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Narrow Gauge Train Order #2 - By hudsonelectric on 04/27/02 at 21:50:52 - 'DRGW_Train_Order.JPG' 85 KB
Original flimsy from my collection.

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Re: Welcome to the Railroad Infrastructure Forum! - By k9eui on 04/12/02 at 12:10:49 - 'risk1.jpg' 45 KB
Hi Matt.  As far as I know, that line, where I took the photos was abandoned by N&W around 1990. That line ran from a few miles South of Forrest, IL to Chicago. If my research is correct, it was originally part of the Wabash system.  The line is still active from just north of Strawn down to a junction at Bement, IL.
 
I have been in that building several times and it is obvious many others have also. It was filled with parts of signals (lenses, sockets, bulbs, etc), crossing gate arms, insulators, reels of cable, etc.  As of last fall, it has been pretty well cleaned out. The pictures were taken looking southwards. Not shown (to the left of the pic) is a big pile of signal tower remains.  
 
Here are a few pics taken at Risk, IL a few miles south of Forrest.  (By the way how does one attach more than one picture to a single message)?
 


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Re: Welcome to the Railroad Infrastructure Forum! - By k9eui on 04/12/02 at 12:10:49 - 'risk1.jpg' 45 KB
Hi Matt.  As far as I know, that line, where I took the photos was abandoned by N&W around 1990. That line ran from a few miles South of Forrest, IL to Chicago. If my research is correct, it was originally part of the Wabash system.  The line is still active from just north of Strawn down to a junction at Bement, IL.
 
I have been in that building several times and it is obvious many others have also. It was filled with parts of signals (lenses, sockets, bulbs, etc), crossing gate arms, insulators, reels of cable, etc.  As of last fall, it has been pretty well cleaned out. The pictures were taken looking southwards. Not shown (to the left of the pic) is a big pile of signal tower remains.  
 
Here are a few pics taken at Risk, IL a few miles south of Forrest.  (By the way how does one attach more than one picture to a single message)?
 


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Re: Welcome to the Railroad Infrastructure Forum! - By k9eui on 04/11/02 at 10:53:48 - 'forrest1.jpg' 51 KB
Another from Forrest, IL

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Re: Welcome to the Railroad Infrastructure Forum! - By k9eui on 04/11/02 at 10:52:14 - 'forrest2.jpg' 65 KB
Lets see if I can properly post a couple of pics. These are from an abandoned N&W building in Forest, IL.

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Re: Train Orders - By n01jd1 on 04/11/02 at 06:19:49 - 'formd.jpg' 78 KB
on Apr 10th, 2002, 10:23pm, captainfly wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Perhaps it is a track warrant, but it is just what I am looking for. Can you post a blank version of the NORAC Movement form D that I can download? If you can , I can make multiple copies and use in my Model Railroad Operations. We already use NORAC signalling, and this form would fit right into our operations. Now we are using copies of  NYC "19" order forms.
They are true train order forms, but the form D would be more useful to me.

Ask and you shall recieve! Here it is

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Re: Train Orders - By n01jd1 on 04/10/02 at 18:23:32 - 'order.jpg' 98 KB
on Apr 9th, 2002, 10:33pm, captainfly wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Does any railroad in North America use the train order system any more? I suppose that the radio had killed the need for it, but I wonder how the orders sent by radio are documented? For purposes of record keeping, there must be some way that radio transmissions are written down somewhere to document the dispatcher's decisions. Sooner or later either the management, the unions or the lawyers are going to ask to see the record of the decisions the DS makes. So that means that the orders are written down somewhere. Any ideas??      

They sure do use train orders today  In fact I attached a scan of a form"D" that is used by railroads operating under  NORAC. I placed writing on the form "D" to illustrate how it is filled out by train crews. The order is typical of form "D"s given to NYS&W crews by thier dispatchers. The radio transmission would sound something like this: This is form D Y-1, to C&E extra NYS&W 1800 at WS, Circle line number 2 operate in west direction  on single track between PARK and PAT, Circle line number 4, Single track out of service between Milepost 17 and Milepost 17.5 in charge of Foreman Henderson. Dispatcher Ross. The crew will repeat the information word for word back to the dispatcher. The dispatcher would then say: 2 lines circled, 1 line 2 and 1 line 4 Time effective 13:05 The crew would then repeat this information bacckt to the dispatcher. and conclude the radio transmission When the Form D is fulfilled the conductor will write a large X on the form and retain it for 30 days as required by the railroad. This information is also entered into the computer by the dispatcher that shows what blocks are occupied and what blocks are not so that he can not give overlapping form D's Hope this helps.

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Re:  Guide to what signals are used where? - By Henry on 04/07/02 at 09:13:47 - 'CP253_03-28-01.jpg' 94 KB
On Conrail in the Buffalo area and here around Port Clinton, OH on NS ex-CR Chicago Main I have seen what I have heard called as "Approach Diverging" on a two head signal as being indicated by a yellow over flashing green aspect. which I thought was "Approach Limited."
 
I have a 1970 PC "Color Light Signals" book (Book Three) which shows the indications for various one, two and three light signals.
 
None have any routing information included.
 
At the end of this book it has a note with "After you have learned the names of the signals, you will need to learn the indications. Book Four will help you with this problem." Of course the only other signal book I have is Book Two, Position Light Signals.
 
On the scanner I have hear Amtrak 48 and 30 call signals all the time between Toledo and Elyria (just west of Cleveland). Usually the dispatcher will let them know where they will be crossing over, but there have been times when I have heard him call every signal for almost 50 miles and no info from the dispatcher on where to cross over, but all of a sudden I'll hear the train call "Amtrak 48 Limited Clear CP 244, 2 to 1" as if the signal aspect told him he was crossing over.
 
Here's a shot of the old NYC signal bridge at CP253, now why does the siding have three heads, track 1 has two and track 2 has one? The shot is looking east toward Sandusky and both mains are signaled bi-directional.
 



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