Rule 562 BACON to PERRY
Rule 562 BUSH TO OAK
Springfield Line Double Track Project Signal Changes
In addition to just being plain interesting there are a few key takeaways. First, the 562 project that is currently going in between BACON (North East, MD) and OAK (Aberdeen, MD) will extend to BUSH, at the Bush River drawbridge. This will eliminate three additional automatic block signal locations, each covering 3 tracks with back to back colorized position lights :-(
|NEC ABS Signal 652 north of Aberdeen Station.|
The Springfield Line actually stands to gain a number of interesting features as interlockings in North Haven, Hartford and Berlin are all being expanded with gantries, cantilevers, 'C' boards and industrial track dwarfs. There are still some puzzling instances of Rule 562 being in place between back-to-back interlockings with no obvious intermediate signaling points. The diagrams are not very clear on that point.