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Signal Indications Are Incorrect On Clinchfield

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  1. ScottN

    ScottN Member

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    I notice when running on the Clinchfield Railroad the signals show the wrong indication when going on sidings where the it's always the top signal when you go in sidings when it should be the bottom one showing the indication. I notice the signal to pass the end of a siding the small signal shows green when on the main when the tall signal should show green if on the main and the small one is for sidings.
     
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  2. WaveyDavey

    WaveyDavey Well-Known Member

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    From watching the streams the other week this is how the signals were on the CRR.
     
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    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Clinchfield's signals were very nonstandard.
     
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    Where are tracck speed signs around track?
    For playing woithout HUD
     
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    Many routes of that era did not have speed boards, turnouts had a standard speed, main line speeds were standard and the engineers would have to “sign off” on the route stating they were competent in that knowledge.

    a little off topic, but when search for some information when speed boards were/are required, I came across this reference which is really interesting for train operations
    http://www.cwrr.com/Lounge/Reference/rules/title.html
     
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    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Fascinating. Although I notice that CRR was not one if the signatory railroads
     
  7. Schnauzahpowahz

    Schnauzahpowahz Well-Known Member

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    Skip to about the 1:50 mark. Roughly the same deal, most RR's had some differences although


     
  8. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    On which railroad? There is no "always" with US signals, since every railroad had (and has) its own system.
     
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  9. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    Yes, while today there are some signaling standards, each railroad still has some unique rules and signal aspects, and it can even depend on what region of a railroad you are on.

    For example, where I live, I have never seen a yellow-over-yellow "advance approach" signal. In its place, the dispatcher uses a yellow-over-green "approach medium" or yellow-over-flashing green "approach limited" before a yellow "approach" signal. Sometimes a single yellow "approach" indication isn't used, but instead an "approach limited".

    For crossovers in my area, trains are given either a clear (green-over-red) or a medium clear (red-over-green), depending on the speed of the turnouts.
     
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