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  1. Across the diamond

    Across the diamond

  2. Eastern Roads

    Eastern Roads

  3. Signal Maintainer

    Signal Maintainer

    Rock Island Slater, IA just after sunset
  4. Cotton candy mountains

    Cotton candy mountains

    Cumulus piled up north of CP 140 in Hinsdale, MA. Oncoming westbound entering the block 5 miles away lit up the approach-lit signals.
  5. W

    1850's Fort Dodge Line at Boone Iowa Museum

    I really like the hand signals but don't make me pick between them and the whistle. This train is ran by volunteers from all over the state of Iowa. The new museum should be ready this spring and they will be taking donations of money and Railroad items. Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, Boone...
  6. Under Stary Skies

    Under Stary Skies

    A pair of signals stand ready under a moonless sky in the Mojave Desert near Ludlow, CA.
  7. Color from nowhere

    Color from nowhere

    This is at the crossover between Centralia and Chehalis, WA. Dropping the color back into the targets wasn't as easy as I'd thought it would be! Sadly, these signals were gone by late summer.
  8. On the signal

    On the signal

    CSX train Q620, pay no mind to the CN units, approaches CP VO on the Selkirk branch in Voorheesville, NY. on Aug. 25, 2001 at 14:19.
  9. Sunset on the Cal-P

    Sunset on the Cal-P

    The San Francisco Bay Area is well known for its spectacular sunsets. I was lucky to catch this one at the end of a day of railfanning the Cal-P line.
  10. Lunar aspect

    Lunar aspect

    The full moon rises along side one of the signal masts at the EBCS for Fullerton Jct.
  11. Massive Signal Bridge

    Massive Signal Bridge

    A southbound Caltrain arrives at Bayshore. This is one of the largest signal bridges I know of anywhere - 5 tracks and 15 signals!
  12. Troy, OH not much on signals so if you could help thanks

    Troy, OH not much on signals so if you could help thanks

    West St.
  13. Going, going....

    Going, going....

    The Cardinal heads east through St. Albans following the route of the George Washington. New signals are going up in St. Albans. As the old signals are taken out of service and removed, the last visible remnants of the old C & O are gone.
  14. SP Cantilever in Eugene, Ore.

    SP Cantilever in Eugene, Ore.

    Here is the main SP cantilever that you see when you look from the north end of the yard.. I sure do miss these on the ex-SP system..
  15. Moon Rise

    Moon Rise

    The Moon begins to rise over the CSX @ Savannah, NY.
  16. Sunset route?

    Sunset route?

    Actually, these are the signals at the east end of Gateley siding in Pinole, CA on the BNSF, former Santa Fe main line to Richmond.
  17. BNSF 5686 - AC4400CW - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5686 - AC4400CW - M.J. Scanlon

    The late afternoon sun shines on the DPU unit (BNSF 5686) of loaded coal C JRMMHS0 32A as it crosses under the signal bridge at the CN crossing of Broadway.
  18. CSX January Railfanning

    CSX January Railfanning

    The signals light up, medium clear, which means this eastbound is going into the Tunnel to Danville.
  19. Extremely Foggy

    Extremely Foggy

    It doesn't generally snow in California's Central Valley in winter, and it doesn't usually get cold enough for bridges to ice up. The winter hazard here is Tule Fog, which forms on still, cold nights. The layer isn't very thick - the light of a full moon has no trouble filtering through to the...
  20. Older Version Cantilever Signal

    Older Version Cantilever Signal

    A shot of older version cantilever signal on other side of Connely Blvd. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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