Conrail sign meaning

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nydepot
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Conrail sign meaning

Post by nydepot »

I'm posting this here assuming it's a leftover from Conrail days and not PC or later Allegheny RR.

What does the red/yellow part of the sign mean? I think BEECH refers to a block.

Thanks,

Charles
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shlustig
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Re: Conrail sign meaning

Post by shlustig »

That is a Block Limit Station denoting the limits of the block(s) in dark territory.

It is descended from PRR and PC rules, carried over into Conrail.

An ABL (Approach Block Limit) sign was placed in advance of the Block Limit.

nydepot
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Re: Conrail sign meaning

Post by nydepot »

Thank you. So the red/yellow just gets your attention? Now that you gave it a name for me, I found the standard plans.

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Charles

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Re: Conrail sign meaning

Post by ExCon90 »

Also, note that the yellow is placed next to the track governed.

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