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Everything else railroad signal related / Flash cards
Last post by x2000 - October 05, 2022, 03:17:39 PM
Here is the front and back of an old flash card, part of an index card deck I created when I was in my Amtrak conductor training class in Wilmington, DE.

This particular card was for a NS Conrail signal. I would draw the signal on the front side and the signal name and rule number on the back.

You just needed red, yellow, green, and black Fine Point Sharpies to create them along with blank 3 x 5 index cards. These flash cards are what inspired this website LOL.
BNSF Signal Reference / BNSF Railway - Signal Aspects ...
Last post by x2000 - September 30, 2022, 09:54:36 PM
See the attached or follow this link: BNSF Railway - Signal Aspects and Indications - August 1, 2022

There are no changes from August 4, 2021.
NORAC Signal Reference / NORAC 280a and 280b indication...
Last post by x2000 - September 06, 2022, 09:24:34 AM
The NORAC indications for Clear to Next Interlocking (280a) and Approach Normal (280b) have been updated on the practice exams to reflect the speed changes from 79 down to 59 MPH. Thank you John Eubanks!
NORAC Signal Reference / NORAC test signal additions
Last post by x2000 - August 25, 2022, 12:47:14 PM
The following signals have been added to both the NORAC signal names test (Color Light) and the NORAC signal indications test. This is for the Amtrak test. Check with your individual carrier for any other variations specific to that carrier.

Also if anyone needs NORAC Position Light signals let me know.

280a - Clear to Next Interlocking
280b - Approach Normal
281a - Cab Speed

Thank you Tjohns259!
UP Signal Reference / Union Pacific / UP Block and I...
Last post by x2000 - May 13, 2022, 10:41:47 AM
See the attached excerpt from the UP System Special Instructions Effective May 10, 2022 (Rules 9.2.1-9.2.19) or follow this link: UP Signals
See the attached 2019 NS Operating Rules excerpt (Rules 305-319) or follow this link: NS Conrail Signals
See the attached 2023 CSX Operating Rules excerpt (Rules 1281-1298) or follow this link: CSX Standard Signals

Changes for 2023:

1281 Clear - Additional flashing green dwarf added
CSX Chessie Signal Reference / CSX Chessie Signal Aspects and...
Last post by x2000 - May 13, 2022, 09:44:54 AM
See the attached 2023 CSX Operating Rules excerpt (Rules C1281-C1298) or follow this link: CSX Chessie Signals

Changes for 2023 are:

C1284 Aspect (b) modified.
C1291 High Signal Aspect (d) added.
See the attached 2023 CSX Operating Rules book excerpt (Rules CR1280A-CR1295) or follow this link: CSX Conrail Signals

2023 changes:

CR1290: Two color light dwarfs added
See the attached excerpt from the USOR No. 14 (Rules 817-832) or follow this link: CN USOR No. 14 Speed Signals

No changes from USOR No. 13 noted.