N&W intermediate signals

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Wed Nov 16 09:45:20 EST 2016

On 11/16/2016 8:41 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> Jim -
> Since the signals at control points (ends of controlled sidings, power 
> crossovers in double track, etc.) would be at “stop and stay”, the 
> signals in advance would be “approach”. The ones in advance of those 
> would be at :”clear”.
When the dispatchers wanted to hold you up, they would code the the 
direction of traffic against us, then talk us by the Stop signal. The 
train would proceed at restricted speed and as the caboose passed each 
signal you could look behind you and watch it turn from red to the 
appropriate aspect.

Jimmy Lisle

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