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From: "William E DOT Botkin" webotkin AT ecentral DOT com
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:33:56 -0600
Subject: Re: (erielack) DL&W Track markers at Hoboken Terminal
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Mike and list,

Here is a photo of the train indicator lights as they appeared on track 14
for the Lake Cities. No lights were illuminated for that mainline
departure, but from my limited suburban TT collection, here is the secret
code (NOTE - The codes did change over time as noted by the code for
Morristown and the Boonton Line) :

DL&W 1960 - Morristown trains - single blue light

EL 1966/67/Feb 68 - Morristown trains - single blue light

EL Feb 68 - Grove Street to South Orange - single yellow light

EL Feb 68 - Maplewood to Morristown - single blue light

EL Feb 68 - Denville/Dover - double red & single white OR single blue light

EL Feb 68 - Great Notch - Mt. Lakes (Boonton Line) - single red light

EL Feb 68 - Kingsland/Lyndhurst/Rutherford - double white lights

EL - Feb 68 - Passaic/Clifton/Delawanna - double white lights

EL Apr 68 - Grove Street to Morristown - amber & blue

EL Apr 68 - Denville/Dover - double red & single white OR amber & blue

EL Apr 68 - Gladstone - green light

EL Apr 68 - Great Notch - Mt. Lakes (Boonton Line) - one white & two red

Bill Botkin
Centennial, CO

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:08 PM
Subject: (erielack) DL&W Track markers at Hoboken Terminal

> Do the EL/DL&W men on this list remember how the colored lights were used
> on the track markers at Hoboken?? Did the various colors convey class of
> train, or have something to do with departure time or gate status?? I've
> not come across any refence in the rule books or employee timetables.
> A friend is modeling them and he has the correct colored lights in the
> proper sequence.? During an overnight at Hoboken back in the '80s,
> sleeping in an excursion consist, one of the markers was open, so I staged
> various night shots with combinations of them lit with NJT and our DL&W
> baggage car in the distance.? A few had been published in various books
> and articles, but I remember back then wanting to use authentic
> combinations of lights.
> Thanks in advance????????????????????????? ....Mike
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