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zwsplac
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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #80 on: Mar 2nd, 2005, 11:06pm »
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on Jul 2nd, 2004, 5:25pm, CG_Tower wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
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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Out of curiosity, how could you misread a safetran signal?


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #81 on: Mar 3rd, 2005, 8:52am »
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What does T&E stand for? I've always wondered.

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #82 on: Mar 3rd, 2005, 3:13pm »
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I enjoy the searchlight style of signal.  I found it to be easier to read.

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« Reply #83 on: Mar 5th, 2005, 7:59pm »
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on Mar 2nd, 2005, 11:06pm, zwsplac wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Out of curiosity, how could you misread a safetran signal?

 
Mistakes happen, especially if are not used to a new type of signal.  
 
There are several instances of crews mistaking signal indications on CSX. There have been a few minor instances in which trains have had collisions as a result of a train seeing a red over lunar and mistaking it for red over green.  
 
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« Reply #84 on: Mar 5th, 2005, 8:00pm »
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on Mar 3rd, 2005, 8:52am, Railroadman wrote:       (Click here for original message)
What does T&E stand for? I've always wondered.

 
 
Train and Engine


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« Reply #85 on: Mar 7th, 2005, 9:01pm »
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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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« Reply #86 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 12:17am »
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My favorite are the rare GRS "STOP flashers" highway crossing signals. Anyone knows of places where these special lights are still in service?
Also, I like the GRS "front-and-rear-in-one" 8" lights (also shown in the pic)


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #87 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 3:47pm »
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1st: I'd say the new CSX signals over the Keystone sub.
2nd: B&O CPL
3rd: N&W Position
There's a lot of CPL's out where I live(Jane Lew, WV area).


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« Reply #88 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 10:45pm »
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In order:
 
1- PRR Position Lights (there's still a boatload of PLs on NS's Pittsburgh Line, but they're slowly being replaced by NS's crappy new signals; seen in photo at Pittsburgh, PA)
2- N&W Position Lights
3- B&O CPLs


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« Reply #89 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 5:13pm »
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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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« Reply #90 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 5:15pm »
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An old Lehigh Valley signal on the same NS branch. Now unused

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« Reply #91 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 9:37pm »
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Although I am a Reading and a Philadelphia & Western fan (both users of color light signals), my favorite signals are the Pennsy-style position lights.  The way they were engineered is that yellow shows up best in the rain and is easily recognizable no matter the weather.

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« Reply #92 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 9:39pm »
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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
 
« Reply #93 on: Jul 27th, 2005, 12:07am »
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Hi
I have to say Searchlight here easier to read.


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« Reply #94 on: Aug 8th, 2005, 10:55pm »
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                            ...this is an easy one for me: ANY signal that was in use by the CNJ and the E-L back in the 60s and 70s were my favorites!! Also, you gotta love those classic PRR position lights!!

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« Reply #95 on: Sep 10th, 2005, 7:06pm »
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How about the old PRR signal.

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« Reply #96 on: Sep 16th, 2005, 6:47pm »
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Upper quadrant semaphores.  Where are they still in use. Post your pics please!

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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #97 on: Nov 22nd, 2005, 10:13am »
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Group,
 
With a twist on the question ANYTHING that doesn't have one of those obnoxious UP/MP/DRGW "hoods".  They are everywhere and make me think of the lady with the broom handle on the Old Dutch Cleanser cans. (The hat/bonnet she's wearing that is)  


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Re: Your Favorite Type of Signal
 
« Reply #98 on: Nov 26th, 2005, 1:21pm »
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The upper quadrant semiphore, hands down. It's much more interesting than just light signals.

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« Reply #99 on: Dec 6th, 2005, 3:51pm »
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I am late in entering this thread, but my vote goes to any type of C&O cantilever - 2 track, 3 track of any vintage or variety.
 


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