MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote:what type of signaling is down in this area? or was Dark territory the answer?
it was not signaled
I have heard on this and other forums that there should be a mandate for signaling on all lines
and that is about the most knee-jerk reaction I have ever seen
its not fiscally possible, period
what would help (would still be expensive, but do-able) would be to put electric (or battery, or solar) powered lamps on top of the switchposts
at least you could see the switch was misaligned before you were on top of it unless it was right around a curve...
solar would likely be the best option
it would be like they used to have kerosene lighted switch masts which showed red (amber) or green to tell which allignment the switch was left in
those reflective masts are just not viewable alot of the time unless you are right up on them (read: too late)