Norfolk Southern has been busy in recent weeks installing and cutting in a new signal system in Bellevue. Removed in the process have been the Nickel Plate Road color light signals and the Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals that governed train movements here until recently.
However, some Nickel Plate signals still stand, albeit with bags covering their signal heads. Other signals have been removed and were lying on the ground waiting to be picked up.
The changeover has not been without problems. On Sunday, the signals at the Mini Plant and Harkness were not operating, The dispatcher had to give permission over the radio to train crews to pass both points because the signals displayed a stop indication.