Posts Tagged ‘PRR signals’

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

Another Penn Central Throwback Look

March 23, 2018

Here are a couple more photos from my trip last weekend. I caught Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian and then the 20W led by Penn Central heritage unit 1073 at Lily Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Railroad era signal bridge still stands for now but probably not for much longer.

Photographs by Todd Dillon

Skeletons Guarding Rust

November 29, 2014



A skeleton guarding rust is about all you can say in regards to this former Pennsylvania Railroad signal in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Known as Payne on the railroad, its head was turned away from the rails in the early ‘90s by Conrail, never to shine again.

This ex-PRR line from Hudson to Akron will likely never see a train again anyway. Heavily overgrown, the business next to the tracks here does see fit to keep the brush down and the grass mowed for this small stretch in front of their building.

About a quarter-mile south of this location was the site of the tragic doodlebug wreck in 1931. I have to wonder if this signal played a part in that sad story.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee