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Heritage Signal Systems
Notable images of classic railroad signal systems.
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Photo ID: 706611

Approach, Clear, Galaxy. Ancient Semaphores guard the the galactic core of the Milky Way as it makes its transit across the starkly dark Northern New Mexico sky in July of 2019

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: None
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2019


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 12, 2019

Photo of the Week

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Comments: 14

Favorited: 77
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Photo ID: 703249

A Northbound CSX Train takes a Clear signal at the old B&O Signal still guarding the Diamond at Deshler and will pass over the Willard Sub.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Deshler, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2018


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By: CR6377

Added: Jul 14, 2019

Views: 438
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 702597

A 99.8 second exposure at "0419 in the AM" behind the Pennsylvania position lights mounted on Jamestown Road in Portage, PA. A couple weeks later, on June 10th, these signals were removed from ser... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Portage, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 24, 2019


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Jul 08, 2019

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Views: 7,691
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 702372

The classic ATSF semaphore signals still stand tall under the cool night stars, including the Milky Way Galaxy, just as the moon begins to climb above the New Mexico hilltops to light up the baron... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Ojita, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: June 22, 2019


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By: Jake Maiello

Added: Jul 06, 2019

Views: 1,169
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 702230

One of the last holdouts of active Missouri Pacific signals is the BNSF Pueblo Subdivision between North Avondale and NA Junction, Colorado. A brief 12 or so mile stretch of railroad entirely dic... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Boone, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 25, 2019


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jul 05, 2019

Views: 1,058
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Photo ID: 701195

CSX manifest Q693-03 rolls through RB Cabin on its way south along the Big Sandy Sub.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Louisa, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3106
Train ID: CSX Q693-03
Photo Date: March 03, 2018


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By: Kyle Yunker

Added: Jun 25, 2019

Views: 420
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 700152

Lightning Up the Signals

A series of severe thunderstorms rolled through Pennsylvania on May 28, 2019. Dodging hail and tornadoes do to keep me away from this classic location in its... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Summerhill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 28, 2019


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Jun 15, 2019

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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 700112

Baldwin to Tallahassee train BT-1 slows down for the upcoming crossing with the Georgia & Florida's Adel to Perry (Florida) line. This Florida Gulf & Atlantic train is passing by one of the few d... (more)

Railroad: First Union Rail (FURX)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Greenville, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FURX 7181
Train ID: BT-1
Photo Date: June 05, 2019


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By: Charles Burgess

Added: Jun 14, 2019

Views: 1,337
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 699758

An eastbound rack train knocks down the classic PRR position lights at Summerhill for one of the last times. In another few hours these signals will be shutoff, cut down, and their reign on the We... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Summerhill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2019


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By: C Rothbart

Added: Jun 10, 2019

Views: 1,967
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Photo ID: 699712

The end has come for the West Slope signals. Here at 263 the legs of the old signalbridge still remain

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Summerhill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 10, 2019


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By: CR6377

Added: Jun 10, 2019

Views: 7,918
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Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 699305

A westbound Norfolk Southern freight passes under the former Pennsylvania Railroad signals at Summerhill. The signals for eastbound trains are on tall masts so the signals can be seen over a road ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Summerhill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7639
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 03, 2019


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jun 05, 2019

Views: 792
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 699152

An Eastbound manifest grinds up the hill at Cresson with helpers on the rear. The train is seen passing the soon ti be removed intermediate signals at Milepost 252.6.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6319
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Jun 03, 2019

Views: 700
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 699013

Lightning illuminates the sky reminding the photographer of the Netflix series "Stranger Things." Approaching the PRR position light signal bridge at Summerhill, PA from the east is a we... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: NA
Location: Summerhill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NA
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: May, 2019


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Jun 02, 2019

Screener's Choice

Views: 5,519
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 698919

The end has come for the PRR Signals at CP Rochester. The signals have been lifted out of place and are being cut up on site.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Rochester, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2019


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By: CR6377

Added: Jun 02, 2019

Views: 1,611
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 696796

An eastbound races across the cornfields of northern Ohio, taking a clear signal at the CD 309 as the sunrise progresses early on a summer morning.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Swanton , Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2017


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 11, 2019

Views: 653
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11

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