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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

No Surprises on the Cumberland Sub

Well it took less than a year after CSX replaced the CPLs on the Magnolia Cutoff for them to return and finish the job between Orleans Road and Hancock.  While the Cuttoff was known for its use of bracket masts, this section was all about the 3-4 track B&O signal gantries.  Just about the only good news is that all of these signals are accessible by a rough public road built on the empty part of the right of way.  I hope to get out there myself in coming weeks.  Anyway, I was tipped off by photos showing new Darth Vader signals already going up at GRASSHOPPER HOLLOW, which miraculously survived the closure of HANCOCK tower in 2007.

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