Are there no more wayside signals in the Hawthorne-Thornwood-Pleasantville area? I remember about 10 years ago seeing signals on posts on both sides of the tracks where the ROW runs parallel to Commerce St. in Thornwood. I thought that those were new, having maybe been installed with the electrification in the 1980's?
And some of us remember the conventional searchlight signals on the Park Ave. Viaduct in Manhattan. Used to be great to watch them changing aspects in the other direction when you rode the rear window of an M-1 train. Glad I got to check that out before they were eliminated!
Heck, what's a railroad/signal buff to do in this modern era? Full-width cabs, no more wayside signals. Nothing to do except sit down and look out the side windows. What next?