The sun is rising on another day on the Mendota Sub near the small township of Meriden. These classic CB&Q signals litter this subdivision from Galesburg, IL, to Aurora, IL, on the 120 miles of the Mendota Sub. With new laws and upgrades, I don't think the Mendota Sub will have its original look much longer. Here we are looking east towards Earlville (set of reds signals) 6 miles away.
A growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome and seldom seen beauty of railroads in the dimming of day to dawn's early light! From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (I still find new "Lights In The Night"!)
Photos showing the railroad pole lines. The pole line used four basic electrical circuits - telegraph, telephone, signaling, and power. Modern technologies of fiber optics, microwave, radio, satellite, and computers have been replacing the pole lines.