PRSL Signal on eBay

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PRSL Signal on eBay

Post by glennk419 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:08 pm

Came across this interesting auction on ebay. Any idea where it may be from? I wonder of it's one of the signals from Tuckahoe?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Railroad-Signal-2-h ... dZViewItem

Please note that this is not my auction, I'm simply posting in case anyone may be interested. Does CMSL watch this forum?
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Post by Steam man » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:06 pm

The signal could have came from a couple differrent places. There were two light signals (north bound and southbound) at Williamstown Jct. which was a "control point" that displayed red over red that meant stop and stay and could only be passed by train order authority when displaying this aspect. The were 5 searchlight signals at Tuckahoe Interlocking (# 26,25,1,3 and 24) that had two lights. There was one that was the approach signal for Winslow Interlocking on the Clementon Branch (R-241). Also the northbound signal leaving Winslow was a two light searchlight,but I'm not sure of the aspects this one displayed.
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Post by JoeBas » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:31 pm

Weren't there also similar signals farther up the Clementon branch as well (Barrington comes to mind)?...

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Post by Steam man » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:37 am

JoeBas wrote:Weren't there also similar signals farther up the Clementon branch as well (Barrington comes to mind)?...
The entire Clementon Branch and Cape May Branch was protected by searchlight signals, the signals with two full lights could display different aspects from those that were "normal" block signals with one light. Barrington might have had the two light signals also due to the sidings and heavy drilling activity at the Owens plant but I don't know for sure. It would be a big help if the signal in question had a number board on it.
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Post by David » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:59 pm

Steam man wrote:
JoeBas wrote:Weren't there also similar signals farther up the Clementon branch as well (Barrington comes to mind)?...
The entire Clementon Branch and Cape May Branch was protected by searchlight signals, the signals with two full lights could display different aspects from those that were "normal" block signals with one light. Barrington might have had the two light signals also due to the sidings and heavy drilling activity at the Owens plant but I don't know for sure. It would be a big help if the signal in question had a number board on it.
The last one was taken down about three months ago--It was active in Oaklyn along the Beesley's--Maybe it is that one. No one seems to know where that one ended up.
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benltrain

Post by benltrain » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:26 pm

how much would that weigh and how high would you expect the bidding to get? seems like an amazing railfan souvenir...

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Post by JJMDiMunno » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:14 am

David wrote: The last one was taken down about three months ago--It was active in Oaklyn along the Beesley's--Maybe it is that one. No one seems to know where that one ended up.
That is not the R48 signal from Oaklyn unfortunatly...that one is held by a private owner, I believe already...

IIRC, the Barrington location had two signals...

R48 in Oaklyn did in fact have two signals also, due to it's proximity to BROWN interlocking...it worked as the distant signal for CP BROWN in it's last years...

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Post by glennk419 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:50 am

benltrain wrote:how much would that weigh and how high would you expect the bidding to get? seems like an amazing railfan souvenir...
I've seen several similar signals go for $300-400 on eBay. As far as weight, you're going to need a good sized flatbed truck and a crane to move it unless it's totally disassembled, and even then the mast would still weigh several hundred pounds. I have a GRS searchlight signal and just the signal housing itself is over 100 pounds. These things are all cast iron and were built to last.
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benltrain

Post by benltrain » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:05 pm

glennk419 wrote:
benltrain wrote:how much would that weigh and how high would you expect the bidding to get? seems like an amazing railfan souvenir...
I've seen several similar signals go for $300-400 on eBay. As far as weight, you're going to need a good sized flatbed truck and a crane to move it unless it's totally disassembled, and even then the mast would still weigh several hundred pounds. I have a GRS searchlight signal and just the signal housing itself is over 100 pounds. These things are all cast iron and were built to last.
does this guy honestly think this will work then????

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Post by glennk419 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:58 pm

As long as the buyer has the means to move it, I don't see a problem. If I had a crane and a flatbed, I might just be all over that thing myself. I was hoping that CMSL might see this as I heard a rumor that they were looking for some signals for Tuckahoe, along the lines of what they installed at Cold Spring. They certainly would have the means to move it and a genuine PRSL unit would be all the sweeter.
Glenn

benltrain

Post by benltrain » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:07 pm

how many people are going to look at that in the next three days that just so happen to have a crane and flatbed truck lying around? how to you transport a crane?


and where on earth did this guy get this?

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Post by pablo » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:53 pm

You'd be surprised what freakish stuff people buy, though cases around here are almost always from "back in the day" when shipping stuff was easier. Nonetheless, some of that stuff can be had easy, if you've got the friends...

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Post by glennk419 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:30 am

Three and 1/2 hours left and it's only at $113.50. Let's hope it at least stays in South Jersey and is preserved.
Glenn

Brad Smith

Post by Brad Smith » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:41 am

I just saw this thread.
I was bidding on it to $295 and would have gone higher if I were geographically closer, but since it sold for $601, I was out of it.
The mast had been cut in half, leaving two 10' sections. My plan was to take a landscape trailer with a ramp and a come-a-long and winch it on. Had it been in one piece, I have a trailer with a grapple loader (for lifting logs) but the relative small size of this item wasn't worth the extra fuel to pull that down.
As mentioned, you can find some great deals when you have the means to move heavy/strange items.

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Post by glennk419 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:59 am

The bidding certainly went crazy in the last hour. The winner appears to be either a very dedicated collector or more likely, a dealer. Look for this to possibly show up at a railroad memorabilia show near you.
Glenn

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