Posts Tagged ‘Pennsy style signals’

Friendly Wave at Alliance

May 30, 2021

It’s July 1972 in Alliance. The fireman of Penn Central Alco C628 No. 6314 is giving a friendly wave as the train enters the Bayard Branch on its way to Conway Yard near Pittsburgh. Also in the motive power consist are PC 6314, 6300, and 6317. The track under the rear trucks of No. 6314 is the Fort Wayne Line to Canton and Chicago.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

PRR Signals Being Removed in Pittsburgh

September 17, 2019

Workers this past weekend were reported to have replaced the former Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals in Pittsburgh at Bloom, Solomon and Pitt.

All of these locations are on the Pittsburgh Line east of the Amtrak station in downtown Pittsburgh.

Norfolk Southern has been replacing the venerable PRR signals over the past year in favor of modern signals.

The work has eliminated intermediate signals. The line is being governed by cab signals with a positive train control overlay.

An online report indicated that the signal bridge just west of the South Millvale Avenue was removed.

It had in recent years supported a set of the newer signals.

CP Bloom is where Amtrak’s Capitol Limited diverges from the former PRR mainline to the original Baltimore & Ohio mainline through Pittsburgh.

It is also a popular place for photographers to capture Amtrak trains with the Pittsburgh skyline looming in the background.

NS OCS Passes through NE Ohio

May 25, 2018

On Wednesday the Norfolk Southern office car special came through Northeast Ohio. I caught it at Alliance. I was about to head home when I heard a report that the Central of New Jersey heritage unit was leading NS train 15V. This train takes the Fort Wayne line at Alliance. I went to Louisville where I got him at the MP94 signals which are still a Pennsylvania Railroad design.

Photographs by Todd Dillon