Semaphore and CPL at VMT

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Sat Apr 23 17:53:17 EDT 2005

Regarding question 4:

There should be a CPL somewhere around Warrenton, VA.  When I was still
Manager Signal Operations for NS in the late 90's I aided an individual in
obtaining a CPL that was awaiting scrapping following the Hagerstown
District poleline elimination project.   Though I don't remember the
individual's name, I believed he planned to erect the signal in a park
there.  I  thought it kind of odd at the time that he wanted an N&W style
signal whereas only the Southern ever came into Warrenton (I believe).
Still I was glad to help save one.  Hope it has been saved and erected.  I
need to check it out sometime.  Maybe some other reader has more details.


John Marbury



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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 09:19:55 -0700 (PDT)

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Hey folks, I have a few questions.  


1.  Does anyone know where the semaphore that is lying in the back lot of
the Virginia Museum of Transportation came from?


2.  Does anyone know if VMT is ever going to do anything with it?


3.  Does anyone know if VMT plans to restore the CPL lying in the back lot?


4.  Are there any other restored N&W signals anywhere?  (I only know of the
one at Foster's Falls.)


Both of these signals at VMT are damaged, and while they are not ruined,
they would be a huge job to repair or restore.


Thanks for your interest!


Ben Blevins


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