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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Weird Signal Alert!

This one was spotted on the Winchester and Western in Bridgeton, NJ just north of the Penn St crossing.

This crazy chimera is located on the former PRSL Bridgeton Branch well south of the old diamond crossing with the CNJ Southern Division.  It is constructed from an old PRR Semaphore mast which used to be hanging out around the diamond and has three "heads" each with a clear (!) plastic target and one or two PL-3 position lights units for lights.

What this could be used for.  The W&W has no interlockings or signaled lines.  It looks too complex to be a distant and the switches are hand throw.  It might be something to indicate switch position (most likely) or track occupancy, but I can't tell from the photo.  Oh well, at least its not a Darth Vader mast.

1 comment:

  1. Good ole' W&W. Dont hear much from them, but when you do I guess its good!