blocksignal wrote:I have a few questions regarding the signalling and track switching at CP10 and vicinity:1) I don't know
1) I know that there are block signals South of CP10 at CP7. Where are the next block signals North of CP10 located? Town? Street?
2) I recall seeing a picture on the internet taken in 2009 of the 3 headed signal (located just South of New Bridge Road in Bergenfield) protecting the Southbound flow of traffic. It was on the right side of the single track before that track splits up into 3 tracks. In February of this year I was over there and the signal was on the left side. Any particular reason for the move?
3) While I was over there I noticed Southbound trains either taking the straight-away track or the one all the way to the left (I also saw a Northbound train coming up that far left track before crossing New Bridge Road). When and how often do they use that middle track? Is that track mainly a passing track perhaps? I located a pedestrian crossing at West Fort Lee Road in Bogota and noticed the middle track is not as clean and shiny as the tracks to the left and right of it.
4) Regarding question #3 what would the signal aspect be if a Southbound train was switched to go down the middle track? I noticed that when the signal was green or yellow over red over red the train would go straight ahead. I also noticed if the signal was, for example, R-G-R (Medium Clear) or R-Y-R (Medium Approach) or R-Y-G (Medium Approach Slow) the train would end up going over to the far left track. Thanks.
2) It's easier for the engineers to look at the signal from farther away because some trees can block their view if the signal was on the west side of the tracks
3) The middle siding is a siding that connects to Track 2 at CP7. They use that track when they need to pass trains, or wait for yard space.
4) The one time i've seen a southbound (Q433) go onto the middle siding the signals were R-Y-R.
I hope this helps!