Montvale, was: More on signal "roolz"

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at
Sat Aug 17 19:01:18 EDT 2013

I can't say what was done in years past, but I can tell you what is done
today (quite literally - I just came through there a few hours ago).
Traveling westbound from single to double track, I got a diverging clear
to take the right hand (#2) track. For as long as I have worked for NS
(primarily on former Southern territory, but with a little running on
the N&W and Virginian), going from single track to main #1 you'd get a
clear signal, while going to #2 you'd get a diverging clear. Since the
northern track around Roanoke is (and I assume always has been) Main #2,
it makes sense to me that Montvale is set up the way it is.

Ken Rickman

On 8/17/2013 10:50 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> At allinterlockings, it was

> "CLEAR" for the right-hand track and "DIVERGING CLEAR"for the left

> hand track

> EXCEPT AT MP N-239 east of Montvale. After it was broughtto the

> attention of

> Henry Nase (Manager of Rules) that MP N-239 was the exception,

> thesignal at

> MP N-239 was changed so that "CLEAR" was the aspect for proceeding to

> the right-hand track and "DIVERGING CLEAR" was the aspect for moving

> to the

> left-hand track.

Kenneth Rickman
Salisbury, NC
"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." - Plato

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