Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by CSX Conductor
Just curios as to whether or not anybody knows of any web-sites that have the Signal aspects for MNCRR operations?

  by DutchRailnut
Clear cab = Max authorized speed.
Limited Cab= Max 45 for passenger 30 for freight.
Medium Cab= Max 30 MPH pasenger and 15 for Freight
Restricted - Max 15 Mph passenger and 15 for freight

  by CSX Conductor
Dutch, I assume you mentioned displays on cab signal display? since the word cab was in the signal. Please forgive me if I am wrong, as I never worked on MN. The only way-sides I have ever seen are: Flashing green dwarf, Yellow dwarf, and Red dwarf signals.

  by Jersey_Mike
MNRR "Budget" Wayside Aspect Chart:

*G* = Proceed Cab
R/R = Stop
*R*/*G*/*R* = Absolute Block

There are also these which I don't know the real names of. Again to save money these are displayed on a RYG traffic light dwarf stack:

R/G = Terminal Clear / Slow Clear
R/*Y* = Terminal Approach / Slow Approach
R/Y = Restricting

I also see the flashing yellow on dwarf H-5's at SS34 (STAM) but not sure what they mean.

One quasi exception is the hybrid setup at CP-75 where you have NYC signals leading out and MNRR signals heading in. I will say that MNRR maintains the old NYC gantry to a very high standard. Shame they junked all their other legitimate signals.

http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railpics ... dwarfs.jpg

http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railpics ... gantry.jpg

  by DutchRailnut
Terminal stop/Terminal restricted/ terminal aproach/ terminal proceed are all restricted signals ONLY used in GCT

The dwarfs in Stamford / Harmon are yard indications.
Stamford white is go , yellow is stop swich not lined.
In Harmon these dwarfs have arrow for go and X for stop.