I'll start off with the most devastating news. It looks like the CSX Chicago Line re-signaling project in New York has finally reached the 4-track raceway in the Buffalo terminal area. This is pretty much the finest example of NY Central small target searchlight signaling there is and also one of the last.
Out in Indiana, the Monon Sub, previously notable for losing its historic semaphore signals, is now losing its searchlights. I always wanted to try and photograph these from Amtrak's Cardinal, but the signals on the daylight portion of eastbound trips had already been resignaled and the remainder saw the train in the hours of darkness.
If you think this scene from Michigan is more irrational disposal of new signal hardware you would only be partly correct. These are C&O style signals being replaced by Seaboard. No more economy lower heads without a red lens and no more Y/Y Approach Slow. Why use 2 signal heads and 5 lamps when you can use 3 heads and 7 lamps!
The CSX Toledo Sub continues to get hit at an uneven pace. This B&O CPL gantry is an especially regretable loss.
Last month I reported on NS Marion Branch PRR PL replacement. Well now I have confirmation that it does not just apply to automatic signals.
Chicago Line resignaling is still moving through Ohio. I'm really going to miss those two lamp G heads.
Well that's pretty much all I can stomach for now. Hopefully next week I'll have something more inspiring.