N&W in 1910--Signals

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
April 22, 1910

New Signal System
The Norfolk and Western has installed a system known as a quadrant system of signals at the Hatfield tunnel near Williamson and the new signals were put in operation on Wednesday. On Monday the new system of automatic signals between Devon and Williamson will be put in working order and from that time they will be used. The superintendent has issued instructions which must be followed so as to preserve life and property and to secure the proper working of the signals. These are only a few of the improvements which the road is making at this time.
[The descriptive phrase "...quadrant system of signals...." appears to be incomplete. It probably refers to upper quadrant semaphore signals as opposed to lower quadrant semaphore signals because only two years earlier (1908) the American Railway Association adopted three-position, upper right-hand quadrant semaphore signals as recommended practice, and the N&W would certainly have installed signals that complied with the latest industry recommendations.]

Gordon Hamilton
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