Conrail sign meaning

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Conrail sign meaning

Postby nydepot » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:36 pm

I'm posting this here assuming it's a leftover from Conrail days and not PC or later Allegheny RR.

What does the red/yellow part of the sign mean? I think BEECH refers to a block.

Thanks,

Charles

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Re: Conrail sign meaning

Postby shlustig » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:27 am

That is a Block Limit Station denoting the limits of the block(s) in dark territory.

It is descended from PRR and PC rules, carried over into Conrail.

An ABL (Approach Block Limit) sign was placed in advance of the Block Limit.
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Re: Conrail sign meaning

Postby nydepot » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:56 am

Thank you. So the red/yellow just gets your attention? Now that you gave it a name for me, I found the standard plans.

http://www.multimodalways.org/docs/rail ... 4-1983.pdf

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Re: Conrail sign meaning

Postby ExCon90 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:20 pm

Also, note that the yellow is placed next to the track governed.
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