Spring colors frame some of the garden relics

Spring colors frame some of the garden relics

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chesapeake & Ohio - Chessie System dwarf signal

CSX carried out another huge signal replacement project in May 2010 along the James River Subdivision. The result was that on Monday, May 3rd, this Safetran model CLS 10-D dwarf signal was pulled from the right of way much like a dentist removes a tooth! I am told it was installed circa 1978. I was able to obtain it from CSX for scrap and within three weeks, it was cleaned, repaired of damage caused when it was extracted, restored, rewired and made operational. It was mounted on a concrete pad as it was when in use when protecting westbound trains from the passing siding at the west end of Alpine, milepost 185.7. For this still picture, it is showing a "Slow Approach" indication in our Relic Garden.

1 comment:

  1. So cool to have that in you collection. Even better I think i have pictures of the very signal they are removing.
    Should be Rocky Rd (RT608) near right by the river. Alpine.
    Awesome railroad stuff in your collection.