Old 11-13-2011, 01:09 AM   #51
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I like it now that I have seen a good photograph of one. It's a neat little tweak of a rather bland paint scheme.

950 was running in rural TN today. Caught it on my way home this afternoon between Bell Buckle and Fosterville. It had become overcast and I packed away the camera and quit taking pictures, but I couldn't resist a quick snapshot of the first new paint scheme I'd seen.

PS, what does that forward slash sign beside the track mean?


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Old 11-13-2011, 02:04 AM   #52
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Looks like somebody attempted to make a career of beating that thing 3 feet deep into the ballast!

That's an advance warning sign that there's a red board ahead. The signs are used when someone is holding track time, and it requires the locomotive crews to get permission from the supervisor holding the authority before entering the work limits.

Can be funny to listen in on the scanner when the signs are accidentally left up..

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:10 AM   #53
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Looks like somebody attempted to make a career of beating that thing 3 feet deep into the ballast!

That's an advance warning sign that there's a red board ahead. The signs are used when someone is holding track time, and it requires the locomotive crews to get permission from the supervisor holding the authority before entering the work limits.

Can be funny to listen in on the scanner when the signs are accidentally left up..

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Ah, thanks. There was one train all morning on what it a normally fairly busy line. I later found the work crew working on the track, probably 5 miles or so from this sign, so that makes sense.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:11 AM   #54
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CSX Rule 43
WARNING SIGN
Prepare to reduce speed or stop,
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #55
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Thanks for the info. I know now that CSX Rule 43 and that little sign can put a real damper on a day of shooting trains...or trying to shoot trains. But, by afternoon it was overcast and conditions for pictures were poor anyway. Still a great day to be out in the countryside, and I got a lot of good scouting in for another day.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:29 PM   #56
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I don't know the rule, but I have been told that a yellow sign like that, but without the slash, indicates a slow order in a short section. The kind of sign I am talking about is yellow on one side and green on the other, and they are placed in pairs. So an approaching train first sees the yellow, and slows down, and then sees the green, and can speed up again, and a train in the other direction also sees the yellow first and then the green.

When I saw this used a few month ago, the signs were only maybe 20 yards apart, as the issue was a particular spot on the rail.
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http://members.cox.net/tsimsig/CSX%20Signal%20Rules.pdf

For the most part, it's similar on NS, except their approach boards are diamonds

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