More Roanoke Junction pics
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Wed Jul 3 05:54:29 EDT 2013
I don't know the answer to that one. I haven't been directly involved
On 6/30/13, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Do you know if the new system will on via the air ATCS style or wired?
> Nathan Simmons
> trainman51 at gmail.com
> On 6/30/2013 07:11, NW Mailing List wrote:
>> I did some checking on this. I found out that the N&W signals on the
>> new poles is a temporary arrangement. That's not uncommon in signal
>> work. I've had to do that type of thing a few times myself on
>> different types of projects.
>> But, when it comes time for the final cut in to take place, then the
>> new colorlight signals will replace them. At least, that's the
>> current plan, (which is always subject to change).
>> Changing signal aspect types isn't as simple as it may seem. It
>> requires bulletins and FRA testing to coincide with it. Temporary
>> signal changes helps to avoid those issues until everything else is
>> ready, then it can all be bulletined and cut in at once. And, with as
>> many routes as they have in that area, that is a daunting task. I
>> think it took us nearly a week to retest all the routes after the
>> derailment a couple of years ago.
>> Ben Blevins
>> Lead Signalman
>> On 6/22/13, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>>> Here are a few pics from today, June 21, of progress in Roanoke. Note
>>> old CPL heads on the new poles!
>>> Richard D. Shell
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