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Otto Vondrak wrote:Does anyone have an update on the 427-434 cutover?
Probably the last week of a storied existence that probably started in a design shop at GRS in Rochester, NY, and came to life on the tracks of the NYC in the mid 1950's and before. The old GRS/ NYC searchlight signals in the Buffalo area will be gone soon. Get those pics NOW. taken 3/19/17.
SST wrote:My favorite spot to watch a train is Old Broadway which is right next to the Frontier Yard and track and crew change. From that vantage point, I can see the signals to the immediate west of me and a set of signals far to the east on the east side of the yard. I can always tell if a train is coming or going or not at all. But with these new signals, I'm wondering if they'll have the same visibility from that location. Signals are a great way to communicate to me what's going on. If they disappear from view, won't be as fun just sitting there waiting. Guess I'll find out next week.
sd80mac wrote:That's why CR kept them off...
lvrr325 wrote:it's just a different rules system, CSX and predecessors had constant lighted signals from years ago. Conrail had approach lighting to save energy and increase bulb life. But with today's LED bulbs the energy use is lower and the life is much longer.
ctclark1 wrote:CPs were always on already, did they attract more "hunters" than approach-lit automatics?
C2629 wrote:Ken, hunters will shoot anything not just lighted signals. I've seen whistle posts, mileposts, battery boxes and more with bullet holes in them. Once out in KC there was a box with 27 bullet holes in it, and it was not thin metal, it was about a quarter inch thick. Someone shot it with a very powerful gun.
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