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Tue Aug 31 13:01:53 EDT 2010
Your points are well taken. I am aware the head is very heavy,
unfortunately I was not the first to respond when Mason had a signal
head he needed to give away so I am looking for other ways of procuring
one. Should you want to get rid of yours, I am very interested :-) I
would even want a pole if available.
On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:37:58 -0400, NW Mailing List wrote:
>As Larry said, it is almost impossible to get from the railroad. You
>also need to remember, that when the railroad takes these things
>down, it is rarely, if ever, with care, most are damaged, broken or
>beaten up badly, they are generally dumped into scrap gondolas, and
>pulled out with a magnet and dumped in a pile. These things are also
>much larger, and heavier than you might think. A full head alone
>weighs in at about 400 pounds, a full pole, I don't know for sure. My
>signal pole is still laying across a baggage wagon in the backyard,
>because it is too heavy to handle and put up without a crane. The
>signal remains in pieces stored in the garage and storage building,
>this is at least 12 years after I got them!
>On Aug 30, 2010, at 9:20 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
>> Thank you, I will look into Big Franks at East Williamson. A week
>> and a
>> half ago, I was actually down touring the Bluefield to Welch region.
>> When I go back, I will make a note to visit Big Franks.
>> On Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:32:03 -0400, NW Mailing List wrote:
>>> What are you calling a pilot signal. We have covered this
>>> before about obtaining signals from the railroad almost imposable.
>>> but their are junk yards, private collectors ,railroad shows and
>>> If your talking about the Williamson Area I think NS sells their
>>> scrap to Big Franks at East Williamson . If your their in person
>>> and see something thats not busted up I believe they will take
>>> your money.
>>> But don't expect them to know what a signal is.. Its just iron to
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>>>> I am looking for an N&W pilot signal - any ideas how I could find
>>>> (except on eBay)?
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