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Railroadman
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« Reply #60 on: Mar 22nd, 2004, 6:48pm »
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Nice pictue there. There's a signal that looks like that one in
Norfork WV WB on the NS Pokey main line.


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« Reply #61 on: Mar 22nd, 2004, 8:01pm »
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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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« Reply #62 on: Mar 25th, 2004, 2:30pm »
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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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« Reply #63 on: Mar 25th, 2004, 2:32pm »
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« Reply #64 on: Mar 25th, 2004, 2:33pm »
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« Reply #65 on: Mar 25th, 2004, 11:09pm »
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I like PRR/N&W-style position light signals.  Yellow was chosen as the color as it was most readily visible in the most inclement weather.  Today, with powerful LED lights, it makes no difference what color is used.
 
                                              


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« Reply #66 on: Mar 26th, 2004, 4:51pm »
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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.
 
Must be from the Virginian (VGN), absorbed by the N&W in 1959.  They look a little like C&O, but I don't think the C&O went thru Vinton.  The VGN ran all the way to Norfolk from deep in West Virginia.


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« Reply #67 on: Apr 13th, 2004, 9:35am »
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Here's mine. This one taken in Thurmond WV.!!!!

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The best locomotives D9-40CW, AC4400,
and SD70MAC. Maby you can beat the train...
Maby you are dead wrong Lets add Amtrak
to the list of favorite RR'S too.!!

Ham Radio call sign KC8ZFW

The Best Horn K5LA.!!

The Best Signal C&O Cantilever.!!

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« Reply #68 on: Apr 15th, 2004, 2:04pm »
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oohh.....i have another one! this was takin downtown in Roanoke on one of the side main tracks...

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« Reply #69 on: Apr 15th, 2004, 2:05pm »
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here's the same signal light..

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« Reply #70 on: Apr 15th, 2004, 2:06pm »
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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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« Reply #71 on: Jun 19th, 2004, 5:43pm »
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The UP style signal that CSX is now using as well. I hate the B&O color position lights. Those things are extremely hard to see in the daylight. Anyone who likes that signal doesn't have to look at it for a living.

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« Reply #72 on: Jun 25th, 2004, 4:17pm »
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on Jun 4th, 2002, 11:24pm, CN5710 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Not trying to be a wise-guy but I have to say a "CLEAR" signal   Green !!

 
hahah thats a good one   , I like the type of signal used along the Amtrak Northeast Corridor. I'm new at railroading so i'm not sure of the exact name.
 
Here is a picture....hehe pardon my train simulator screenshot


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« Reply #73 on: Jun 29th, 2004, 7:15pm »
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B&O CPL, of course.   That could 'e been the B&O's trademark, and was for its Timesaver hotshot freight service.
 


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« Reply #74 on: Jun 29th, 2004, 8:34pm »
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I love the B&O CPL's and the Pennsy style signals. Those were what I grew up seeing in the late 80's when I lived in Ohio. I also like the Rock Island/NYC 3-Lights in the Triangle.

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« Reply #75 on: Jun 30th, 2004, 12:19pm »
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on Jun 19th, 2004, 5:43pm, eacsxt wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The UP style signal that CSX is now using as well. I hate the B&O color position lights. Those things are extremely hard to see in the daylight. Anyone who likes that signal doesn't have to look at it for a living.

 
My dad and some of the old heads he worked with would probably agree.  That may be why the B&O's manual block interlockings had semaphores, so there was no doubt in the day time.


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« Reply #76 on: Jul 2nd, 2004, 5:25pm »
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on Jun 30th, 2004, 12:19pm, Passenger_Extra wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
My dad and some of the old heads he worked with would probably agree.  That may be why the B&O's manual block interlockings had semaphores, so there was no doubt in the day time.

 
 
Guess it's a matter of taste. Most T&E crews I know over here on the Toledo Division prefer the CPL's over the now standard Safetran color light signal. While the new signals may be a bit brighter, there is no mistaking the CPL's indications.
 
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« Reply #77 on: Jul 6th, 2004, 10:22am »
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Well that's for sure. One thing about CPL as the B&O used it was that it allowed for a great variety of signal aspect, and thereby indication and meaning.  
 
 
I know from experience it sure made life interesting for a student engineer or brakemen.    


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« Reply #78 on: Oct 21st, 2004, 3:11pm »
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I LIKE THE GOOD OLD B&O CPL SIGNALS

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« Reply #79 on: Mar 2nd, 2005, 9:40pm »
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Would have to be the Southern Signal Bridges and Masts.

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