More Roanoke Junction pics
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Sun Jun 30 21:02:35 EDT 2013
Do you know if the new system will on via the air ATCS style or wired?
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 the
>> old CPL heads on the new poles!
>> Richard D. Shell
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