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Sunday, November 27, 2016

See Hamilton!

No, I'm not talking about the hit Broadway musical about the guy on the $10 bill (although you should see that as well), I'm talking about the B&O CPL refuge of Hamilton, OH, north of Cincinnati, what currently sees both CSX and NS traffic.  Recent photographic evidence indicates that it is not under threat of re-signaling.  Surprisingly, Hamilton has managed to resist nearby re-signaling efforts in the Cincinatti area going back nearly 15 years, but it looks like it's time has run out.   If anyone within the sound of my voice is operating in the Hamilton area, please get out and document these CPLs.  They deserve not to be forgotten.

Some new masts are already standing.
The orange cable of death is in evidence at the Wye track where Amtrak's Cardinal diverges 6 times a week, often under cover of darkness.
This modern style CPL Cantileveris already a rare bird, but a 5-orbital CPL is doubly so!


  1. Hey Mike!

    Sad to report the conversion to Darth Vader signals in Hamilton is now complete. The equipment has been there for a while and this past weekend (Oct 13-15, 2017) the Vaders we’re rotated into position and activated while the CPLs were dismantled.
    I missed the changeover too because I was out of town and didn’t know it was happening...

    1. Thanks for the update. Lot of bad news this week :-(