How often are "A" cards used today?
Kelly&Kelly wrote:So when operating into the tunnel under manual block rules, were you given a green flag by the operator in addition to the signal to convey the condition of the block?
Kelly&Kelly wrote:'. And we were supposed to display the green flag for the condition of the block, and we made certain to have one in C and JO, though I doubt it was ever done.
philipmartin wrote:There was a plate on the interlocking machine at JO that said "Cabin D". I guess that was JO's original designation.
collin7 wrote:philipmartin wrote:There was a plate on the interlocking machine at JO that said "Cabin D". I guess that was JO's original designation.
It seems right at the opening of Penn Sta, PRR assigned 2 of the 4 towers (cabins), A,B,C & D, to the LIRR to man. Tower B became "KN" & tower D became "JO" using LIRR's "call letters" designation system. There's some info in this "East Wind" PDF at Steve's site at: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/East%20Wind%20Special%20Issues/EastWind_Special%20Edition%201.pdf See pages 20, 54 & 57 for quick reference to these towers.
p.s. If, like me, you get interested & read the whole PDF (re: building of the tunnels, Penn & Sunnyside) & want more, you can just change the very last digit in the URL from '1' into either a '2' or a '3' for parts two or three. (so the %201.pdf becomes %202 or %203.pdf) Or, part 1 | part 2 | part 3
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