N&W Electrification Photo

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Mon Jun 25 07:06:55 EDT 2018

I think this is a view of the east portal of the Cooper tunnel (right
track) with the mail line going west. The two left lower tracks are the
Bluestone branch. I have seen later pictures of this but could not find
them. The whistle post is for the tunnel.

I did find a early 1902 drawing with the Cooper tunnel in red and the
Bluestone branch following the Bluestone to Cooper.

- Roger Link

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 8:07 PM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> This attached photo of the N&W electrification posted on Ebay raises
> several questions such as (1) location? (2) why is there a whistle post
> on the diverging line? (3) does the diverging line lead to a tunnel in
> the distance? (4) what is the purpose of the guard rail adjacent to the
> near running rail in the foreground of the diverging line?  There
> appears to be some mechanism on the opposite rail where one would expect
> a derail to be located, but why have a guard rail opposite a derail?
> Gordon Hamilton
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