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Re: "Brakeman Question" - By lehighboy on 03/06/16 at 12:08:21 - 'LV_torpedo.jpg' 69 KB



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Re: Ever see one of these? - By jehovahgodofgaps on 07/25/07 at 23:30:15 - '0327071448.jpg' 275 KB
These light you are talking about are called preemption devices at least that is what they are called on my CS-1 form the older style light works off the the flasher as the crossing flashers the signs that flash with a arrow usely above the road are not maintained by me at my crossing. But by who every is responsible for the traffic lights in the town/road they give use 120 ac when out crossing activates we cut the 120vac they gave us and it will make the sign flash.  There are 2 other preemption devices i didn't see brought up in post. Red lights that are turned red when a crossing is activated by a train and fold out signs. At one crossing i have work on when the crossing is activated it will turn the traffic light red by cuting the ac they feed us and loop back to them selfs my fold out no left/right turn signs work the same way. When i first got my section the sign would just open and close the whole time it was activated and i had to find out whos baby it was so i could get it fixed since i have to sign my name ever month on my CS-1 form saying the crossing is working as intended.  We if you guys want to know anything about signals and crossing ill do my best answer you i am very new to railroad and i dont know everything yet but im learn a lot since i started maintaining

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Re: Sad sight on Sandpatch - By cavity on 05/20/07 at 08:56:10 - 'EPSN0110.jpg' 90 KB
If your are lucky, the scrap crews may help you out.  I purchased one just before they hauled them away.  There are 2 types of disks, one is cast iron, the other aluminum, obviously to reduce the weight.  The cast iron is about 200 pounds fully assembled, and the post is about 900 lbs!  I recently purchased one from a scrap yard.  I attached a picture of the head I have restored.

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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog - By Steve D. on 04/13/07 at 23:02:52 - 'clse11.jpg' 63 KB
Hi there everybody.
 
The updated version of 1.1 is out. I've changed couple things since the last build.
 
- The CPL and PL sections are following CSX standard as of 2004.
- A medium size (I am not sure what it's called) drawf is added to the PL section.
- Removed and changed some aspects and confustion in the CPL and PL section.
- The Search light and color light follows Pacific Union standard.
- Canadian Railroad Operation Rule in production.
 
I will send the application via email upon request.

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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog - By Steve D. on 04/01/07 at 20:14:51 - 'MRSA3.jpg' 49 KB
And finally, the "upside down traffic light", or, color lights:

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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog - By Steve D. on 04/01/07 at 20:14:10 - 'MRSA4.jpg' 49 KB
Here's the searchlight:

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Re: Homebrew multiple standard signal display/simulator prog - By Steve D. on 04/01/07 at 20:13:39 - 'MRSA2.jpg' 55 KB
Here's the position light:

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Re: Position-light signals - By silver_champion on 03/30/07 at 13:28:39 - 'L_90_1024x768.jpg' 187 KB
This signal bridge is at the SEPTA's Sharon Hill Station. I still like the  
PRR position-light signals.

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Re: Ever see one of these? - By glennk419 on 02/13/07 at 14:18:14 - 'Ardsley_No_Turn_500x300.jpg' 48 KB
on Sep 30th, 2004, 1:20am, glennk419 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
There's several of them along the ex-Reading Bethlehem branch (Septa R5 & beyond)...Gywnyd, Lansdale and Perkasie that I recall. The ones at Coopersburg and Telford  were knocked down about 5 years ago. There also used to be a couple along the Newtown Branch at Huntingdon Valley and Churchville but they're long gone with just about everything else along that route. There's also still one at Philmont along the R3. A slight variation exists at a couple crossings that have traffic lights nearby with signs on the traffic poles displaying  "No Right Turn" or a right turn arrow with a red bar across it when the railroad crossing is activated. One example of this is at Jenkintown and EdgeHill Roads by the Ardsley train station on the R2. I'll try to get a picture.

 
Better late than never.....


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Re: Any Ideas? - By XPLORER on 02/12/07 at 21:06:41 - 'ASHLEY.jpg' 40 KB
Sorry about not giving a location. Franklin JCT LVRR & CNJ Main Lines/CNJ Buttonwood and Franklin Branch all meet here. The item in question is located on the Buttonwood Branch crossing at grade at Division St. I was thinking Battery Well myself but I have never seen one like this.
See the link.
LINK URL
 
Rick

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Any Ideas? - By XPLORER on 02/09/07 at 22:37:46 - 'cnj_buttonwood_what_is_it.jpg' 73 KB
I think I know but not sure. I would like to visit it with a crow bar.
RR

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Re: CSX SIGNALS - By Charlie_O on 10/28/06 at 11:47:23 - 'CPVine_1.jpg' 168 KB
Thos signals are the classic B&O CPLs that are slowly being replaced throughout the system.  The Philly Sub is one place that still retains these classic signals.


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CSX SIGNALS - By silver_champion on 10/27/06 at 19:49:49 - 'h65.jpg' 264 KB
This is a great picture of a CSX train and the signals. Thanks for who ever took this picture

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Re: Question about a certain type of crossing flas - By NJ Railfan on 10/06/06 at 13:17:45 - 'signal-2.jpg' 56 KB
on Oct 9th, 2005, 12:46pm, SysEngJax wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Though I've never seen them mounted on the flshing light assembly, this may be a preemption light.
 
When a train approaches the crossing, the traffic preemption will activate before the warning system (advanced preemption) to let cars at an intersection know a train is coming and the crossing can be cleared before the main warning equipment (motion, constant warning...etc.) activates.
 
Again, I've never seen this type of application. Normally the preemption light is mounted like normal vehicular traffic lights and is maintained by the state, county or city.

 
 
This is a preemption signal...

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Re: Vintage LV signal - By XPLORER on 10/04/06 at 18:32:57 - 'backtrack_G_marker.jpg' 30 KB
This one is on the old CNJ/L&S backtrack on Penobscott Mtn later LV owned now RBMN. Any guesses guys?

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Brighton Park, IL - By MR77100 on 08/15/06 at 23:53:17 - 'P1010068.jpg' 404 KB
I was at this junction this past Sunday, and am asking why it is still manually operated with semaphores. Is this the last place in the country that is still operated in this manner?

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Re: Ever see one of these? - By RailFanMan on 07/02/06 at 23:04:29 - 'lakerr.jpg' 69 KB
There is one of these near the CSX seneca yard in Buffalo. The rail on the left is run by NS and the rail on the right is a shortline, Buffalo Southern. I'll grab a ground level pic if interested.

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Question about A Southern Signal - By electro_soundwave on 06/17/06 at 18:15:49 - 'Picture_140.jpg' 219 KB
This was taken on the Saluda Grade. What is the bottom signal used for? I've seen these at various points on the Sou system and typically they're red when activated. I've never seen them blink or flash or change colors. (I know that other systems used single light signals for their main signals which is why I'm stating that this is Southern Specific) Anyybody have a clue as to what they mean?

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Re: Ever see one of these? - By electro_soundwave on 06/17/06 at 17:59:26 - 'Greenlight.jpg' 114 KB
OK, I found a pic of the ADM plant crossing. The signal in question is all the way to the far right. This is on Seabord Street (gee I wonder where they got that name) and the track closest to us is the Seaboard Bostic/Monroe line. In the background you'll see the Atlanta/Charlotte Airline, which is run by the Richmond and Danville (or one of their sucessor companies  ) The signal with the greenlight is for the diamond. That's controlled by the R&D (I think they got reorganized as Southern, or something like that) and tells the SAL when they can cross

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Re: Ever see one of these? - By NJ Railfan on 06/15/03 at 01:28:29 - 'right_turn.jpg' 63 KB
Here's an odd little signal near my local Septa (formerly Reading) station crossing.  As you can see from the pic, it still performs a valuable function.  
 
Anyone know an approx age or manufacturer on this one?

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Re: Position-light signals - By CG_Tower on 11/13/05 at 11:39:35 - 'cpldwarf4light.jpg' 149 KB
Now one that is pretty basic:
 
CG

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Re: Position-light signals - By CG_Tower on 11/13/05 at 11:37:07 - 'dwarf12lightfront-2.jpg' 108 KB
on Nov 13th, 2005, 10:15am, streamline_j3 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
  The information was great about the position lights.   This brings up an interesting question that comes to my mind.
   Many years ago I printed out all the NORAC signal aspects that I was able to find and on some of the positions lights listed there are lines of lights some on the top and some on the bottom,  the Question is did all position lights have rows of three independent lights on both the top and bottom of the main position light or did just a few have both top and bottom, and some that had one on top and did some have only bottom lights?

 
 
If you are referring to the B&O practices, then no, not every signal had all of the marker lights above and below the main target. It depended on the location and needs of the route. Some CPL's were rather spartan, with only two idications, other had the capability of showing almost every one! See the attached photo of a GRS Type VA (B&O style) dwarf signal that was "loaded" to show almost every indication.
 
CG

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Re: Position-light signals - By Miketherailfan on 09/19/05 at 09:51:09 - 'HPIM0810-2.jpg' 183 KB
A PRR PL signal bridge at CP-Penn, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Re: "Staff Apparatus" contraption - By kjohn on 08/17/05 at 00:29:08 - 'Staff_apparatus_card_a_x.jpg' 97 KB
Linked Image: http://D:\Pics05\SenttoRailfan\Staffapparatuscardax.jpg

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"Staff Apparatus" contraption - By kjohn on 08/17/05 at 00:28:17 - 'Staff_apparatus_a_x.jpg' 99 KB
This is at the Western Development Museum at Moose Jaw, SK
Linked Image: http://D:\Pics05\SenttoRailfan\Staffapparatusax.jpg

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Re: B&O CPL's - By Charlie_O on 07/30/05 at 23:27:46 - 'CSX_5110_K277.jpg' 168 KB
Anyone know how many of the old B&O CPLs remain in the Philly region?  I only know of the one at CP Vine.  Others? Locations?
-Charlie

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By RDG484 on 06/15/05 at 21:39:11 - '201_approaches_Gulph_Mills.jpg' 68 KB
Speaaking of the P&W, C&O-type signals were used there; see below.  Gulph Mills, PA, 1981.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By RDG2124 on 06/15/05 at 17:15:35 - 'IMG_1525.jpg' 64 KB
An old Lehigh Valley signal on the same NS branch. Now unused

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By RDG2124 on 06/15/05 at 17:13:50 - 'IMG_1410_2.jpg' 72 KB
NS uses solar boards right by theres on the NS lehighton line. Hers a pic of an old signal at temple, PA that i took

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Re: Ever see one of these? - By green_elite_cab on 05/08/05 at 07:50:49 - 'signal_on_marne_highway.jpg' 17 KB
here is a quick MS paint drawing.  it looks kind old, and i don't think it works anymore, but it looks exactly like the one with the septa silver liners in it, except with a white light and no words.  its also in a similar situation.    
 
the cross bucks, which are alot newer and shinier, face in both  people driveing up and down marne highway,, and going throgh the back road that crosss marne highway and the tracks, so it seems like a signal like that wouldn't be needed anymore, and explains why there are no words, maybe somebody took them off the signal.

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Re: Ever see one of these? - By ATF1224 on 04/21/05 at 17:31:12 - '123-2314_IMG.jpg' 175 KB
There are a couple of these in Basset, Virginia on the Norfolk Southern Winston-Salem District.  They protect crossings going into the Bassett Furniture Plant.
 
Speaking of odd signals:

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By NScnotp on 03/07/05 at 21:01:49 - 'wilmore_cp.gif' 55 KB
Mine would definitely be the Southern signal bridge and "bullseye" signals.  These may be history in the next few years as they are being replaced by tricolor signals. Already some of the intermediate signals are being replaced.

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Re: C&O Signals - By DannyR on 01/06/05 at 19:55:09 - 'Cantilever_Frame.jpg' 137 KB
A C&O cantilever from a different perspective: This is a look from the back side that "frames" a westbound coal train waiting at South Charleston, WV.

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Re: C&O Signals - By Young_Rider on 11/21/04 at 18:22:54 - 'CandOterritory1.jpg' 17 KB
I've got a few pictures from the C&O Columbus line around Chillicothe. Here they are. Not the best view, but they're there.  

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Re: C&O Signals - By CG_Tower on 11/21/04 at 16:39:59 - 'nkpsignalIOjctleipsic.jpg' 54 KB
NKP also had a similar arrangment to the C&O. As seen in this example from Leipsic, Ohio.
 
Eric in CG
 
 
on Nov 5th, 2004, 1:06pm, Doug_Oaks wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The basic design of the new signals being installed on CSX is nothing new. US&S and GRS had similar designs in the 1920"S. What is new, at least in the midwest and east, is the larger hood, similar to styles of the UP and D&RGW.
A big change for ex-C&O lines is the change to green on top, red on the bottom. The C&O was nearly alone in having red on top, for reasons that I've never heard. Some railroads had red on top of the lower signal head at interlockings.
It hurts to see these lines loose their uniqness in signalling.



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Re: Ex-NKP signals in Ohio. - By CG_Tower on 10/15/04 at 00:43:02 - 'leipsicns.jpg' 90 KB
That signal bridge is now fully functional. Here is a shot of it from last Sunday.
 
CG
 
 
 
on Sep 3rd, 2004, 1:25pm, Passenger_Extra wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
 Another stand of landmarks fall.  Makes me feel old.  I miss the old NKP as much as I do the B&O.



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Re: Tilting Target Signal - By Doug_Oaks on 09/30/04 at 11:48:20 - 'Cleveland_OH_-_Whiskey_Island_402-28.jpg' 157 KB
The red arm is the blade of a US&S style T-2 semaphore, ex-US Army, ex-Santa Fe. A dwarf version of the same, ex-Erie RR, can be seen at the lower left. At lower right is a very old GRS mechanical dwarf from at interchange track between the NYC and the DT&I at Morgan Tower, Quincy, Ohio.
I have a smashboard, but have not installed it in the display.
Just because, here's the remains of the last Whiskey Island signal as it looked last year.

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Re: Tilting Target Signal - By Doug_Oaks on 09/30/04 at 09:56:25 - 'Union_IL_-_Museum_ex_Jackson_OH_404-18.jpg' 89 KB
The Jackson signal was donated by the city to the Illinois Railway Museum, where we have constructed a display of signals. Jackson even sent out a bucket truck to help me. it didn't prevent the bad case of poison ivy that I got, but it made disassembly easier.
The signal, like the others at IRM, has been shortened to accomidate viewing by the public. I must admit that some of the signals have lost some of their character by being shortened, especially ones like the style B and S semaphores. If I was to do it all again, I'm not sure that they would be this short.
Here's a picture by John Ingham, who has photos of all remaining tt"s. It has since had the missing  globe replaced.

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Re: Tilting Target Signal - By Doug_Oaks on 09/27/04 at 08:52:10 - 'North_Vernon_IN_401-32.jpg' 80 KB
Okay, fellow signal nuts, here's the one at North Vernon, Indiana. It has since been rebuilt and looks much better.

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Re: New Jersey Transit - By njvike on 09/07/04 at 20:01:07 - 'signals.jpg' 56 KB
Signals at Winslow Jct.

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New Jersey Transit - By njvike on 09/07/04 at 19:59:44 - 'njt.jpg' 85 KB
New Jersey Transit - Winslow Jct.

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Re: C&O Signals - By Railroadman on 07/27/04 at 23:07:46 - 'Thurmond_004.jpg' 127 KB
West Bound signal @ Thurmond WV on the CSX New River Sub

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Re: C&O Signals - By Railroadman on 05/06/03 at 17:31:02 - 'Signal.jpg' 162 KB
Hey Danny Those are some nice signal pictures
you got there. I will agree with you the one just
past the Charleston station is my favorite kind  
also. This picture was taken at the Prince
Amtrak station looking east toward Hinton.
If it would not have been snowing at the time
the picture might have turned out a little better.
 


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Re: CSX continues to replace signals in Ohio - By Coffee on 07/11/04 at 22:35:03 - 'B_Osignals.jpg' 34 KB
Deshler's signals seen 7.3.04

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 04/15/04 at 14:06:50 - 'huge_signal.jpg' 43 KB
one more signal....or should i say a signal family
 
this is over the main line leading into Roanoke's huge yard......dont know the name of it but some of yall better railfans might be able to tell me.....

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 04/15/04 at 14:05:33 - 'signal_2.jpg' 58 KB
here's the same signal light..

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 05/01/02 at 19:45:00 - 'signal.jpg' 43 KB
Here is a B&O.  1st shot Montgomery, WV and 2nd shot
at Akron, OH.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By Railroadman on 04/13/04 at 09:35:57 - 'CSX_147.jpg' 127 KB
Here's mine. This one taken in Thurmond WV.!!!!

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 03/25/04 at 14:33:14 - 'mr17003.jpg' 81 KB


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 03/25/04 at 14:32:41 - 'mr17002.jpg' 52 KB


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 03/25/04 at 14:30:06 - 'mr17001.jpg' 46 KB
Here's another signal lightage in the Area. Same main-line trackage as the other signal photo....up da road bout another mile from it. check it out!Enjoy!

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 03/22/04 at 20:01:13 - 'mr14002.jpg' 42 KB
so whats this mainline called that runs thru Roanoke East/West wise.this line winds up in Richmond VA i think. and are these type of signal lights rare or something? Here's another shot of it!

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CSX_B40-8 on 03/22/04 at 14:53:26 - 'mr14004.jpg' 52 KB
Here's one i took just yesterday evening wit my cheap Digi-Cam. its a signal for the east-weast mainline thru Roanoke for NS Railroad.this was takin out in Vinton,VA. rather odd lookin signal light......here it is...enjoy!

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By Coffee on 03/16/04 at 07:02:19 - 'semaphore1.jpg' 29 KB
I came across this signal at a restored station in St Charles, Missouri

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Re: Vintage LV signal - By Charlie_O on 01/27/04 at 17:44:19 - 'RN_signal_rearview.jpg' 90 KB
on Jan 27th, 2004, 4:15pm, Doug_Oaks wrote:       (Click here for original message)
If these have square backs, they are General Railway Signal style G.
If they have pods, they are probably Union Switch and Signal style TR-2.

 
Thanks Doug.
 
Here's a close-up from the rear of the signal.  Sorry about the light, it was crap that day.
 
-Charlie

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Vintage LV signal - By Charlie_O on 01/20/04 at 18:06:40 - 'LV_signal_HickoryRun.jpg' 143 KB
My wife took this photo during a recent hike at Hickory Run S.P.  It's along the ex-LV (now Reading & Northern) trackage near the gorge.  The signal was dark and looked like it had been for awhile.  Any info on her history?  
-Charlie

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Re: B&O CPL's - By CG_Tower on 01/07/04 at 16:11:50 - 'dwarf12lightfront.jpg' 107 KB
on Jan 3rd, 2004, 11:53am, signalman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's the B&O color positionlight style for MSTrainSim.  The absolute version has the ability to show any of the six markers.  I've also made the dwarf to show any of the marker arms, also.
 
Hank

 
 
Here is some inspiration:
 


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Re: B&O CPL's - By signalman on 01/03/04 at 11:53:47 - 'MSTS_cpl1.jpg' 35 KB
Here's the B&O color positionlight style for MSTrainSim.  The absolute version has the ability to show any of the six markers.  I've also made the dwarf to show any of the marker arms, also.
 
Hank

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Re: B&O CPL's - By signalman on 01/02/04 at 11:54:16 - 'MSTS_Signals3.jpg' 54 KB
Last.

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Re: B&O CPL's - By signalman on 01/02/04 at 11:53:33 - 'MSTS_Signals2.jpg' 48 KB
Next....

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Re: B&O CPL's - By signalman on 01/02/04 at 11:52:42 - 'MSTS_Signals1.jpg' 57 KB
Next....

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Re: B&O CPL's - By signalman on 01/02/04 at 11:51:36 - 'SL_Signals.jpg' 64 KB
Here's some MSTS constructs for searchlight, colorlight and positionlight styles......
 
Hank

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Re: NKP Signals - By railohio on 12/09/03 at 22:28:09 - 'NS6159MillerCityOH12-17-02Small.jpg' 87 KB
Here are the eastbound signals for the Miller City siding.

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Re: NKP Signals - By railohio on 12/09/03 at 22:27:23 - 'SunriseHorizontalTownwoodOH4-25-03Small.jpg' 42 KB
Here's the signals at Townwood, which is about five miles east of Leipsic.

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Re: NKP Signals - By CG_Tower on 10/21/03 at 20:38:37 - 'signal1.jpg' 64 KB
One unique feature of NKP color light signals are there long sun shades. As compared to the C&O or other color light signals, the NKP shades were much longer.
 
Below is a pic from Leipsic Jct that illustrates this unique feature.
 
73's
Eric
 


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Re: Ever see one of these? - By chessie8212 on 10/07/03 at 14:29:17 - 'NS8989.jpg' 43 KB
There is one of these located in Fostoria, OH near the B&O Station where the NS and CSX cross, but it says No Turn for both the right and left directions .  The station's parking lot is between the two lines, and when there is a train on the NS, the no right turn signal lights up, and when a train passes by on the CSX, the no left turn signal lights up.  A really neat signal if you ask me.  
 
You can see it in this photo right between the pick up truck and the locomotives.  The bottom light is the flashing red, and the next two upper lights are the right/left turn signals.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By chessie8212 on 09/07/03 at 12:03:25 - 'NS6113.jpg' 38 KB
Just over the top of the UP unit... you can see my favorite.  The W&LE Searchlight style.  These signals, while being replaced all over this line, are holding their own in the close vicinity of Fremont, with NO SIGN of replacement

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By NathBDP on 07/24/03 at 13:52:11 - 'Searchlightedit.jpg' 102 KB
My favorite signal are the old New York Central searchlight signals.  They have a very dignified and professional look.  Plus they have three signals in one!  

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By Marty_Feldner on 06/20/03 at 00:26:28 - '57824_13.jpg' 38 KB
Similar to the Southern's, but different...
 
Yemassee, South Carolina, 1996. CSX / Amtrak. Former Atlantic Coast Line mainline; it's a concrete post that's been there for a while.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By DannyR on 06/19/03 at 22:48:46 - 'BO_Red_CPL_Cincinnati.jpg' 10 KB
Even though this shot double exposed, the red on these B&O CPLs in the dusk at Cincinnati add a sharp contrast to the darkening sky.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By DannyR on 06/19/03 at 22:34:56 - 'Southern_Rwy_Whistle_Post.jpg' 34 KB
on Jun 17th, 2003, 3:19pm, Ranaldo20 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I love the Southern Railway whistleposts.  They have the line, dot, and two lines to represent the horn blasts on them.  I plan on taking some shots of them so i can use them as models before long.

 
 
Here is a Southern Rwy whistle post for Ronaldo20 and all :

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Ever see one of these? - By Charlie_O on 06/15/03 at 01:28:29 - 'no_right_turn.jpg' 103 KB
Here's an odd little signal near my local Septa (formerly Reading) station crossing.  As you can see from the pic, it still performs a valuable function.  
 
Anyone know an approx age or manufacturer on this one?

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Re: C&O Signals - By BnO_Hendo on 05/07/03 at 00:12:52 - 'andrews.jpg' 12 KB
Quote:
That's a great shot, Railroadman. I think the snow adds to instead of detracting. In my opinion,nothing enhances the nostalgia of railroads more than a snow scene. Can almost hear the Christmas bells here.......

 
Indeed! The snow really adds to it. Trains, snow, Christmas... what wonderful traditions we have!  
 
Those old signals- C&O and B&O- had class. These new ones CSX has look sterile. Where did the design for their new ones come from? I once heard it was a blah Seaboard design.  
 
Quote:
Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic

 
And in regards to the Titanic- the Chief Architect, Mr. Thomas Andrews, paid for his flawed design with his life. He was last seen in the drawing room, staring at a picture called "Approach of the New World". He apparently made no attempt to save himself, and knew better than anyone that this disaster was his fault...  his "practically unsinkable" ship was floundering on its maiden voyage. You know they say that 15 seconds made the difference. 15 seconds sooner, and they'd have missed the iceberg. 15 seconds later they'd have hit head on, and the ship could've survived that.  Sorry, but the Titanic is another study of mine...

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Re: C&O Signals - By CHESSIEMIKE on 05/06/03 at 23:35:17 - 'CO_Signal_Lynchburg.jpg' 90 KB
Those C&O signals are nice no matter where you find them.    Here we have one in Lynchburg, VA.  Enjoy!
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: C&O Signals - By Railroadman on 05/06/03 at 17:31:02 - 'Prince_Signal.jpg' 110 KB
Hey Danny Those are some nice signal pictures
you got there. I will agree with you the one just
past the Charleston station is my favorite kind  
also. This picture was taken at the Prince
Amtrak station looking east toward Hinton.
If it would not have been snowing at the time
the picture might have turned out a little better.
 


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Re: C&O Signals - By DannyR on 03/23/03 at 23:28:55 - 'CO_Multi_lights_Marmet.jpg' 41 KB
This shot shows signals along CSX at Marmet, WV. All three colors are visible. In addition to the reds, a yellow approach is in place for a MOW train that is in proximity and the other eastbound signal displays a green that awaits an oncoming coal drag.

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C&O Signals - By DannyR on 03/23/03 at 23:25:37 - 'CO_lights_east_Charleston.jpg' 53 KB
The C&O signals, and especially the cantilever style, are among my favorites. Here are a couple of glimpses of them:
 
This is a shot of the eastbound signal just to the east of the Charleston, WV station. This board awaits the Amtrak Cardinal which arrived moments after this shot was taken. As the train would be on the near(left) track, the lights are red over red over green. Upon departing the station, the Cardinal will cross over to the right hand main because of extensive MOW work along the line. The crossover can barely be seen in the distance.

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Re: New Color Position Light signal site - By Charlie_O on 02/17/03 at 16:45:09 - 'Signal_CSX_Philly.jpg' 115 KB
Don't know much about CPLs but had a look at Eric's site and thought I'd post a pic...CSX twin CPLs with top staggered markers along the former B&O tracks in Philly.  Maybe someone can provide some details.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By Bob on 01/12/03 at 20:32:23 - 'red.jpg' 307 KB
on Dec 31st, 2002, 12:02pm, CN5710 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
That is an awesome photo , a clear intermediate signal is always a good signal to see   , can you make that signal drop with your photo magic ?    
 
 

 
not really, here's a try

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By Bob on 01/12/03 at 20:02:40 - 'campbell_hall_caboose.jpg' 192 KB
caboose museum at Campbell Hall, NY  

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/06/03 at 23:50:13 - 'CSXT_102.jpg' 62 KB
I guess this gives it away for me.  
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CN5710 on 12/29/02 at 21:03:47 - 'DURAND.jpg' 72 KB
going west comig into Durand , MI . this is the signal for the diamond at Durand .

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Re:  from Port Jervis - By Bob on 11/21/02 at 07:35:15 - 'port.jpg' 147 KB
backlit, desolate

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from Port Jervis - By Bob on 11/21/02 at 07:33:26 - 'port_signal.jpg' 134 KB
Hit by the morning sun

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Re: Signals on the River Line - By Bob on 10/23/02 at 10:15:27 - 'New_and_Old.jpg' 332 KB
New and Old

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Line side readouts. - By el03440 on 09/10/02 at 09:45:25 - 'CR3400.jpg' 166 KB
Remember when every railroad had them? Those number boards that lit up whenever a train went by? Heres CR GP-40-2 3400 leading a west bound mty past the dragging equipment detector at Greensburg, Pa. These line side readouts were replaced by radio transmitting units. trains in '83 had cabooses.
John "JC" Durant

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By el03440 on 05/15/02 at 19:49:15 - 'CR5567wakenb.JPG' 65 KB
on May 14th, 2002, 3:59pm, coalmine wrote:       (Click here for original message)
1.  Baltimore and Ohio CPL
2.  New Haven semaphores in their electrified territory
3.  PRR position lights
4.  SP semaphores
5.  C&O as mentioned by previous posters
 
work safe - Steve Hoyle

 
Seem like almost every one has listed the B&O CPL as their favorite, me included. I offer this photo I took at East Aiken, MD on the exB&O Philly line. Its of Q-397's lead unit CR 5567 taken on June 24, 1999 less than a month after Conrail's demise.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By CG_Tower on 05/01/02 at 20:32:42 - 'cpldark.jpg' 24 KB
The CPL naturally....

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal - By Q640 on 05/01/02 at 19:45:00 - 'BOsignal.jpg' 78 KB
Here is a B&O.  1st shot Montgomery, WV and 2nd shot
at Akron, OH.

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Re: New Color Position Light signal site - By Henry on 04/09/02 at 20:43:53 - 'XNStationCPL7-14-01.jpg' 25 KB
on Apr 9th, 2002, 5:57pm, XNJon wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Don't forget about most of the CSX New Castle Sub nothing but CPL's in these parts....for now.

 
We should make a point of shooting them all before it is too late.
 
Q384 has the Bailey WB CPL 123.5 at 9:23 pm last July 14. I think Q384 was a Chicago to Cumbo manifest, Bullsheet didn't have a listing for it so all I had was trace data. This was shot out back of XNjon's place.
 
Canon EOS D30, 300mm 3.2 secs at f7.1, ISO 400
7/14/2001 9:24:56 PM
 


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Re: New Color Position Light signal site - By GardenRailroadGuy on 04/06/02 at 01:31:40 - 'smash.gif' 2 KB
Wow!!!  Added it to my favorites!  The links alone are great!  Just the kind of thing I was looking for.  Now I have to get to work and make up som CPLs for my garden!

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Re: New Color Position Light signal site - By csxt602 on 04/05/02 at 19:03:33 - 'cplmain.jpg' 51 KB
Nice looking site Eric!   As you can see by my website name in my signature, I'm a CPL fan (although my CPL site is actually the CSX Photo Library   )
 
Let me know when you get started on the "Active CPL's" section of your site. There are still alot of active CPL's around Baltimore, as well as along the Magnolia Cutoff ( part of the Cumberland Sub) and in between, although CSX is starting to put those butt-ugly "Seaboard hoods" up now!  

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Cleveland & Pittsburgh Line Signal 81.1 - By Admin on 04/02/02 at 00:12:37 - 'CP81.1side.jpg' 63 KB
Side view of condemned westbound PRR PLS on the C&P on April 21, 2001 before NS got underway with their replacement program.
 
PRR signals are my favorite style of signals.
 
Henry



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