|Brand new in 92|
But at the other end of the interlocking is a brand new tubular signal gantry with Safetran seashell signal modules, same as the newer Darth Vaders use also slated for replacement. Really?
To pick on NS some more we have an update from BURKE interlocking which apparently is being completely re-signaled. In this case NS actually replaced the heads of the on the southbound Southern style signal bridge with Darth Vaders, but is now throwing the whole thing out for a cantilever. There were times when a modification such as that would save a bit of historic signaling for decades more, but not apparently any more.
Ok, you get the point, but since this is a new post no point stopping there. I have the sad duty to anounce that after over a year of being "on notice" the remaining CBQ searchlight signals on the 3-track Aurora racetrack away from the Eola yard complex have finally been replaced. I was lucky enough to bag two sets of photos of these signals on the California Zephyr in 2012 and 2013, both coming and going.
Finally if you were looking for a railroad that isn't installing Darth Vaders look no further than SEPTA which recently installed new target color lights at its redone FORD interlocking as part of the R6 Norristown Line CTC project. Here we catch the new three headed mast signal, replacing the previous dwarf stack, displaying Medium Approach the old fashioned way to an approach NS freight off the Morrisville Line.