I am going to start off with two more NS examples of wasteful re-signaling practices. Generally when a structure is made out of modern corrosion free materials you don't need to ever replace them, but of course why pay less. Of course NS also seems to have a fetish for cantilevers so all bridges must go!! The galling part is that these signals were supposed to be safe, having been installed just recently enough to last into the 2030's or 2040's.
Southern Main Line, Linwood, North Carolina
Not sure what the plan is for the Birmingham re-signaling project, but this 3x3 headed beast might just be worth saving.
Not sure how I missed this, but it looks like the heart of the N&W has been relieved of its N&W CPLs, including a brand new signal bridge installed right at the railfan overpass. What a shame. NS will repaint 20 locomotives, but not keep one interlocking at the spiritual heart of its system position lit. To think just a few years ago this interlocking featured pneumatic point machines too.
Here we see a piece of good news, a 3-track Southern Cantilever re-done with modern NS Darth Vader heads, Indian gifted as a new cantilever tower is in place to re-re-signal this piece of history. How many times does someone do something right just to come back and do it over just wrong. Give me a break.
As I reported earlier JD tower in interlocking in Hyattsville, MD is being re-signaled. These CPLs date from 1992 and again, should have lasted until 2032 or longer, but again CSX things signals with higher levels of visibility and less use of extraneous red is a bad thing.
CSX is of course also ripping out SCL searchlights in the Carolinas.
CN is now removing searchlights on its former Grand Trunk route such as the famous crossing in Wellsboro. To think that the Canadian roads were one of the last big searchlight holdouts.
If you are in a position to ride the Coast Starlight do it quick because that whole route is also losing its classic searchlights.