Last N&W CPL Signals in Tidewater Coming Down

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Wed Jul 6 12:02:05 EDT 2011

Ed and all,

I was interested in the photos of the about to be felled N&W cpl signals and also the replacement masts standing behind them. They seem very high up from track level. Here in the UK the move has been to lower signals during replacement so that they are as close as possible to the engineer's eye level. This also makes it safer for when signal maintainers have to climb the masts for repair or maintenance. Does anyone know why the signals are at such a height?

Kind regards to you all,



Miceal Tyre

United Kingdom

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We were over that way during the Convention and were able to shoot them. A shame for aesthetics and history, but I’m sure the signal maintainers are very happy about having modern, reliable signaling systems to work with.

Ed Painter – Narrows, VA living in Russellville, AR

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