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Ranaldo20
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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #40 on: Jun 17th, 2003, 3:19pm »
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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.

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« Reply #41 on: Jun 17th, 2003, 3:27pm »
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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.

I agree, those are cool, and very unique. I wish other roads would have used that type instead of just a W post.  


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #42 on: Jun 19th, 2003, 5:23am »
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The thing that is kinda sad is that i believe as those posts wear out with age, NS replaces tehm with just the standard W.  I have a noticed quite a few of those lately.

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« Reply #43 on: Jun 19th, 2003, 9:12pm »
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B&O CPL's and C&O signals are my favorites.
 
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« Reply #44 on: Jun 19th, 2003, 10:34pm »
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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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« Reply #45 on: Jun 19th, 2003, 10:48pm »
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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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« Reply #46 on: Jun 20th, 2003, 12:26am »
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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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Ranaldo20
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« Reply #47 on: Jun 20th, 2003, 1:37am »
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Thanks guys for the shots of the neat whislteposts, i love those things!

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« Reply #48 on: Jul 24th, 2003, 11:39am »
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Hi All! My favorite type of signal would definetly have to be a Double Light Dwarf Signal. They look real good at a distance especially with 2 red lights.
 
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« Reply #49 on: Jul 24th, 2003, 11:45am »
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on Jun 20th, 2003, 12:26am, Marty_Feldner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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.

 
looks like the engineer will need a quick wrist for that crossing!


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« Reply #50 on: Jul 24th, 2003, 1:52pm »
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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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« Reply #51 on: Jul 24th, 2003, 3:58pm »
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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!  

 
Awesome.  


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« Reply #52 on: Aug 26th, 2003, 9:37pm »
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"looks like the engineer will need a quick wrist for that crossing!"
 
heh I doubt sincerely that the whistle post pictured is for the crossing in the photo; it's probably a location with multiple crossings spaced relatively close and that would be the whistle post for a crossing further down the track.


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« Reply #53 on: Sep 7th, 2003, 12:03pm »
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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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« Reply #54 on: Sep 19th, 2003, 9:55pm »
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No doubt about it the upper quadrant semaphores on the Atlantic Coast Line.
 
I can still remember an early morning on the southbound South Wind riding in the observation car with only the brakeman and myself at that early hour riding through the fog enshrouded turpentine pine forests of south Georgia enroute to Jacksonville.
 
As we passed each signal pair the northbound one would raise to the green position as our observation car passed into the next block. What a sight, what a memory of the golden age of railroading.


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« Reply #55 on: Sep 19th, 2003, 10:08pm »
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As long as were counting whistle posts as signals I remember another unique Atlantic Coast Line item. Up and down their lines were sign posts that read as follows: "Station 1 Mile", "Railroad Crossing 1 Mile ", "Drawbridge 1 Mile", etc.
 
I don't know of any other railroad that had such a plethora of informative sign posts as the ACL did.


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #56 on: Feb 28th, 2004, 9:14pm »
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Click the link, 7th picture down.
I love this one!! Here in Toledo that one still stands today as it did 100 years ago, id imagine (not very knowlegeable on signals sorry)
 
Ryan
 
P.S. this is from the backside of the signal
 
http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/toledorailfanpics


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« Reply #57 on: Mar 15th, 2004, 5:39pm »
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well if thats the case.......ill snap a few photos of the signals here in roanoke.....

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« Reply #58 on: Mar 16th, 2004, 7:02am »
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I came across this signal at a restored station in St Charles, Missouri

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« Reply #59 on: Mar 22nd, 2004, 2:53pm »
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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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