Nimhster wrote:Click this link.
I don't remember ever seeing tracks there, but it's really amazing to see that these two Griswold signals survived. The one on the right still has a wishbone gate equipped.
gedunk wrote:That's a great find!
Going back to the original crossing that started this thread...the one in Canton, IL. My folks live just outside of town there...?
And I drive a pickup...do I need to plan an impromptu visit (rescue/recovery mission) to Mom and Dad's...??
--Tim in Little Rock
cabman701 wrote:BigTbird1974 wrote:
Going back to the original crossing that started this thread..
That crossing is actually not in Canton, it is in Farmington about 15 miles north of Canton. I'm pretty sure those signals are gone now.
Small world... my grandmother lived in Canton for many years on South Main street right next to the TP&W which is what got me into railroads and crossing signals. The signal pictured in my avatar is from the crossing on next to her old house. I took that picture on Easter Sunday in 2009.
KLM92 wrote:Up here when PC was formed we had a bunch of NYC and PRR lines that were abandoned. There are abandoned B&O and ERIE lines too. Abandoned railroad beds crisscross both Ohio and Indiana. They are all over around here. When they were abandoned they came through and dropped most of the signals (unbolted them from their foundations and let them hit the ground hard) and scrapped what was left. When all that old cast iron stuff hits the ground it shatters so a bunch of the really neat stuff we had around here went to the scrap yard as shattered railroad junk. Some people got stuff as they removed it (usually beat to hell), but the majority of everything went to the scrap yard. I have come across stuff that they left behind. Usually I find old post mounted relay cases, concrete battery boxes, old code line poles, concrete property markers and occasional concrete whistle posts. Every now and again on the more recently abandoned lines you can come across signals or signal masts. Usually they have been all vandalized or parted out.
Occasionally you can find something good like this,
But usually you will find stuff like this,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthony_t/ ... otostream/
When they abandon or do upgrades they often will bring what is left back to the railroad signal dept and load it into scrap gons.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_wall/4 ... otostream/
Here is a pretty good pile of signals. The bottom two photos are property of greenwichlirr. I cant remember who owns the top picture.
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