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FAQ / Where are iPhone downloads?
Last post by x2000 - October 10, 2021, 01:03:51 AM
If you download a signal guide or other document on an iPhone it can be difficult to find. Check the blue Files folder on your device. Most likely it is in a subfolder.
CORA West Signal Reference & Test Tips / Re: BNSF Chicago wye map from ...
Last post by x2000 - October 10, 2021, 12:44:40 AM
Some devices and or viewers may not display the red conductor notes. When I viewed the PDF map on a Fire tablet using the Kindle app it displayed the map fine but without the notes. When I opened the same file on the same device with MS Office everything displayed as intended.
Everything else railroad signal related / Sample signal log sheets
Last post by x2000 - October 04, 2021, 09:25:43 AM
See the attached files for sample signal log sheets I created while working on the Amtrak Grand Rapids to Chicago route. They were useful in completing the delay report. CSX Grand Rapids, MI to Porter, IN, and also NS Porter to Chicago are attached.

Where you see POL on the CSX sheet that indicates a location close to a police station which was useful information if a police presence was needed. The NS sheet also has a Form Y permission dialog which we used to get past conditional stop signs to enter work areas.
FAQ / How to print a color signal gu...
Last post by x2000 - October 01, 2021, 06:37:19 AM
There are a few signal guides on this site and on the associated ProProfs test modules. If you want a paper copy but don't have a color printer you can stop by a FedEx Kinko's and print it there. To do that you can either save the file to a flash drive and bring it to FedEx in person, or, email the file to FedEx and print it at a FedEx Kinko's using the Print & Go service.
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Last post by x2000 - October 01, 2021, 06:34:46 AM
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Last post by x2000 - October 01, 2021, 06:30:35 AM
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Last post by x2000 - October 01, 2021, 06:13:44 AM
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FAQ / Is there a fee to use this sit...
Last post by x2000 - September 29, 2021, 09:47:51 PM
You must obtain a subscription to access the practice quizzes. Study notes and other information on this website are free and do not require a subscription.
Amtrak Michigan Subdivision Signals
Speed first in the name, it is a X-over


Old Dwarfs (meaning still in use but before the newest dwarfs were added to the rule book):

G = Slow Clear
Flashing Y = Slow Approach
Y = Restricting

These are the newer dwarfs:

Y/Flashing R = Medium Approach
Flashing G/Red = Limited Clear
Red, and also Red/Red = Stop Signal

No dwarf for Approach

Red with a number plate = Stop and Proceed (not a Restricting)
R/Y, and R/R/Y = Restricting


MPH only in indications. 15, 30, and 45 MPH.  (Same as CN)
If speed first in the name look for 'Clear all switches within control point limits', except for MA.

45 MPH Passenger , 40 MPH freight for, AL, LC, and AA.
Restricting indication long ends with: 'or the end of the block system.'
Stop and Proceed indication ends with 'or entered non-signaled territory.'

Updated 2/06/22 R LENT

*See the attached. Also available as a PDF.
CSX Conrail Signal Reference & Test Tips / CSX Conrail Color Light Signal...
Last post by x2000 - September 26, 2021, 11:10:26 AM
CSX Conrail Color Light Signals

Almost identical to NS Conrail except:
Restricting aspects come from both NS Conrail and CSX Standard. In addition to the R/R/Y and R/Y (high stand), and R/Y and Y (dwarf) from the NS; anything with a Lunar (from CSX Standard) is also a Restricting or in one case Restricted Proceed.

Anything with a number plate (high stand and dwarf) is Restricted Proceed like CSX Standard.
Name for Stop is just Stop, not Stop Signal like the NS.

Updated 9/26/21 R LENT

*See the attached PDF for better formatting if printing, or, hit the PRINT button.