Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Turning Out the Position Lights at AC
Here is something I cannot say I am very surprised about, although I have been expecting it for some time. It seems that at least one of the N&W Position Light brackets on the NS Sandusky Branch are being replaced at the famous AC diamonds in Marion, OH. AC Tower itself closed in the mid-1990's but was preserved, interlocking machine included, nearly in place as a signaling museum. For over a decade the N&W brackets have stood in a sea of Vadar signals on the former Conrail branch since operated by CSX, but it appears now that at least one of those brackets (the northbound one with the / and | positions on the lower head) are being replaced by a bullshit cantilever.