• Signals and Speeds

  • Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
  by Patrick A.
 
Greetings,
What signal types/aspects were used on the various New Haven line trackage over the years. Also perhaps this is more directed at Noel or H.F. Malone, but how have the speeds differed on the various lines say the NH Mainline (New Haven-GCT) since the 50's or so?

Patrick
  by Noel Weaver
 
Patrick A. wrote:Greetings,
What signal types/aspects were used on the various New Haven line trackage over the years. Also perhaps this is more directed at Noel or H.F. Malone, but how have the speeds differed on the various lines say the NH Mainline (New Haven-GCT) since the 50's or so?

Patrick
90 MPH territory was Boston Switch (Pawtucket area) and SS-185 (Boston)
79 MPH territory was a portion of the railroad between Branford and
Cranston,plus Braintree and Buzzards Bay, 70 MPH Woodlawn and Branford plus Mill River and SS-274 (Springfield), SS-3 (Bronx) and New
Rochell Junction (later reduced to 60 MPH) and 60 MPH territory was
Boston Switch and South Worcester.
Everything else was 59 MPH or less due to track, curves, lack of automatic
signals, freight territory or other conditions.
Too much to go into detail here but if you are interested in a specific line,
I will help you.
The above is what was in effect in the spring timetable of 1957.
Noel Weaver