CNJ Southern Division

Discussion of the CNJ (aka the Jersey Central) and predecessors Elizabethtown and Somerville, and Somerville and Easton, for the period 1831 to its inclusion in ConRail in 1976. The historical society site is here:

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Re: CNJ Southern Division

Postby R&DB » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 pm

liftedjeep wrote:
R&DB wrote:
jcomuzzi » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:38 pm
If you need an example of the booths visit Farmingdale.

Concrete phone booth along the passing siding in Lakehurst: ... id=4375978


Ben, thanks for the photo. It corrects what I said about the boothes. They are hexagonal, not octagonal. :-)
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Re: CNJ Southern Division

Postby jcomuzzi » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:12 pm

Thanks R&DB. So I'm beginning to think the signals only controlled the main. Do you (or anybody) understand what the notations in the track diagram:
viewtopic.php?f=186&t=9617&p=1504273&hilit=cnj+southern#p1504273 mean? The upper head usually has a box separated into vertical sections (relative to the signal head), The 2nd head usually has a box separated into some number of horizontal sections and the 3rd head if present has a diagonal line. Some masts also have a small circle below the 2nd head. I remember from the 70's there were signals that had a fixed red light for the 2nd head and not a full signal head. There's a lot of detail in that diagram, it must have meant something.

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