Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby newpylong » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:44 am

Another example is Williamstown CPF-428 which allows for moves in North Adams from #1 to #2 track etc without having to knock 22 miles of signals down or give out a Do Not Pass.

West Deerfield was another example but was petitioned and removed as it serves no purpose any longer.
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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby 130MM » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:47 am

It was explained to me a long time ago at Winchester Tower. My father was picking up his check, and I started asking the operator about various signal aspects. The operator said to me, "Kid, it's either stop or go."
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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby Rockingham Racer » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:18 pm

130MM wrote:It was explained to me a long time ago at Winchester Tower. My father was picking up his check, and I started asking the operator about various signal aspects. The operator said to me, "Kid, it's either stop or go."


That wasn't Chicky Coates, was it?
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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:52 am

You mean Stanley Coates? (Retired from Tower X)

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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby 130MM » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:18 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:You mean Stanley Coates? (Retired from Tower X)

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I was about 12 at the time, so I have no idea who the operator was.
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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby Rockingham Racer » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:32 pm

GP40MC1118 wrote:You mean Stanley Coates? (Retired from Tower X)

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Can't say. He worked Winchester, but perhaps moved out of the job before retirement. This was back in the late 60s at Winchester, I think.
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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby GP40MC1118 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:38 pm

Stanley did work Winchester at one time, so its probably him...

Don't remember the "Chicky" nickname though...

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Re: Can dispatcher specify aspect of absolute signal?

Postby Rockingham Racer » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:50 pm

My uncle called him that; I think they went to high school [Melrose] together, so perhaps that's where it came from.
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