Spring colors frame some of the garden relics

Spring colors frame some of the garden relics

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Norfolk & Western Position Light Signal

In January 2008 I purchased for scrap a 1925 N&W signal that had been used on the railroad's Shenandoah Division in the area of Natural Bridge, Virginia. After many weeks of work to restore the metal parts by sand blasting away the rust, primer paint and finish coats of paint, plus repairing the light parts and rewiring the signal, it was ready for a timer. A pole was obtained and after Charlotte and I rented a power auger and drilled a hole 3 feet deep, it was erected and set in 600 pounds of concrete. Now it replicates a signal I photographed very often with passing trains as a teen along the old mainline through Lynchburg.

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