NW-Mailing-List Digest, Vol 175, Issue 49

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Fri Jul 26 09:56:15 EDT 2019

This type of locking arrangement is usually found where the switch stand is close toa road crossing.  In the 1940's, Norfolk Southern's No. 99 derailed near St. Brides, VA.The 2-8-4 entered the siding and turned over.  Investigation revealed that a drivercrossing the tracks had left the roadway, struck the switch stand forcing the switchpoints to line for the siding.  The driver left without notifying anyone.    Harry Bundy

--This short siding also had a latch connected to the switch point that you had to depress to operate the switch.  This location is the only place I encounter this type of attachment on a switch.  
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