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?


Nathan Simmons
trainman51 at

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> wrote:

>> Here are a few pics from today, June 21, of progress in Roanoke. Note the

>> old CPL heads on the new poles!


>> Thanks,


>> Richard D. Shell


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