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From: "JG at graytrainpix" graytrainpix AT hotmail DOT com
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 18:27:17 -0400
Subject: The Ray Scott Collection: Signals and Stuff
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Ray was (and still is) a signal and interlocking expert, so he obviously
took shots of that stuff. First, a shot taken just east of Rutherford NJ
station (by his father). Notice the old coal dealer on the right, and the
round yellow plate under the signal. That plate allowed a train with a red
board to pass it at very low speed after sounding horn, without coming to a
complete stop (remember, this is an automatic, not an interlocking signal,
which cannot be passed). Those plates were usually applied on grades, and
there is a bit of a grade here, climbing out of the Hackensack River

The second shot is of some kind of relay mechanism, that did something to
help control a switch or signal.

The third shot is at WR Drawbridge, West Arlington NJ. The bridge is being
closed, but the rails haven't yet been put back down into position for
trains to go over.

Jim G.


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