Train Order signals

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Train Order signals

Postby Railjunkie » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:33 am

Anyone know why the NYC used search light signals on there towers for train orders? What color combinations did they show. Thanks
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Re: Train Order signals

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:00 pm

The searchlight heads replaced semaphore blades on train order signals/Manual Block signals.
Where there was dual usage,there were 2 plates installed on the mast,White letters on a black bachground,
one plate had the letters TO , the other plate had the letters MB .

On the mast it would look like this:
TO
MB
Colors red,yellow,green used
On towers a head with the Lunar White color was used.
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Re: Train Order signals

Postby shlustig » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:40 am

The TO color light signal on towers was amber, not lunar white.
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