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Your Favorite Type of Signal
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« on: May 1st, 2002, 7:30pm »
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1st would be C&O, 2nd would be B&O.


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« Reply #1 on: May 1st, 2002, 7:45pm »
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Here is a B&O.  1st shot Montgomery, WV and 2nd shot
at Akron, OH.


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« Reply #2 on: May 1st, 2002, 8:32pm »
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The CPL naturally....

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« Reply #3 on: May 1st, 2002, 8:41pm »
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Well...... first is definately the good old CPL.  Second.... the C&O Cantilevers...... but third would have to be the local "dark horse".  I live in Fremont, Ohio.... home of the Wheeling & Lake Erie's single searchlights!

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« Reply #4 on: May 1st, 2002, 9:01pm »
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My favorites are the B&O cpl and the PRR position signals

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« Reply #5 on: May 1st, 2002, 7:30pm »
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Without a doubt, the B&O CPL's. Most hated, the Seaboard-style hoods that CSX is replacing the CPL's with  
 
First, they ruin a decent paint scheme, now, they ruin a great signal!


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« Reply #6 on: May 1st, 2002, 11:59pm »
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How the hell did my above message get posted under Q640's name!  

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« Reply #7 on: May 2nd, 2002, 6:53am »
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What happen to  the C&O picture? (post #1)?
 
There it is!


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« Reply #8 on: May 2nd, 2002, 11:31am »
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While I like B&O CPL's and Pennsy's & N&W's Position lights are neat too, my favorite signal is/was the ERIE's semaphore's on the Delaware and Southern Tier.

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on May 1st, 2002, 11:59pm, csxt602 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
How the hell did my above message get posted under Q640's name!  

 
Something got very screwed up with this post. This is a puzzler.
 
I manually put your name back onto it.
 
The first photo is just gone, no idea where or why yet.
 
Ugh, great start to my weekend.
 
Henry


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« Reply #10 on: May 6th, 2002, 1:32pm »
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  The Semiphore, hands down. Whether upper or lower quadrant. At night it displayed a color lite indication and by day a physical indication. If the lite burned out, the engineer still had a physical aspect to go by.
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« Reply #11 on: May 14th, 2002, 3:59pm »
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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
 
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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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« Reply #13 on: Jun 4th, 2002, 11:24pm »
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Not trying to be a wise-guy but I have to say a "CLEAR" signal   Green !!

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Not trying to be a wise-guy but I have to say a "CLEAR" signal   Green !!

 
Hee Hee. I like that. But it would sure beat the heck out of coming 'round the curve and seeing the signal drop in front of you. heh!


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on Jun 5th, 2002, 8:56pm, el03440 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Hee Hee. I like that. But it would sure beat the heck out of coming 'round the curve and seeing the signal drop in front of you. heh!

LMAO el03440   I got a John Deere , it's a GT 255  
 
here's a true story . I am on train #395 and we have over 8,000FT . Get a "Approach Limited" which means we are going to be crossing over onto number 1 main from the single line main track that we are on when we get the "Approach Limited"  which is a Yellow over Flashing Green on the Grand Trunk .  
 
Anways I am doing about 55 to 58 MPH and when I get to the next signal which could be a "Limited Clear' or "Limited Approach" I have to be doing 45MPH by the next signal .
 
Approach Limited : Proceed Approaching next signal at Limited Speed  45 MPH .  
 
So we come around the corner and have a "Limited Clear"
 
RED
FLASHING GREEN
RED
 
3 mast signal . I see another train sitting on main 2 with a dim headlight on , all of a sudden our "Limited Clear" signal drops to all red , "STOP" . I pop the train seeing a dim headlight behind the plant not knowing if he ran the signal or not . We got stopped in good time .
 
When I dumped the train I did it by hitting the emergency switch on my RDU which made the marker put the train into emergency from the tail end and worked it's way to the headend .  
 
Very scary not knowing if your going to have a headon or not . I hate it when signals drop  


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« Reply #16 on: Dec 19th, 2002, 6:34pm »
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The ones that have always interested me the most are the old Hall disc signals. They were designed using electromagnets to operate the colored discs that were placed inside the signal case. They started disappearing early on in the 20th century, eclipsed by more advanced semaphores and later color light signals. Some of the Hall signals found a second use as railroad crossing signals for a while.

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going west comig into Durand , MI . this is the signal for the diamond at Durand .

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« Reply #18 on: Dec 30th, 2002, 11:12am »
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Great Shot!!
 
I remember reading in an old Trains magazine about the diamond at Durand being removed in the late eighties or so. Is this the same diamond? Was it replaced or is Durand the wrong town?


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As far as I know there has always been a diamond there . Actually the main-line runs ( FLINT SUB ) east and west over the diamond and if your coming from the south  ( HOLLY SUB ) going north it takes you right into Durand yard . To get in and out of the yard you still need a signal just like getting across the diamond .

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