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.
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.
Last post by x2000 - October 01, 2021, 06:37:19 AM
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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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Last post by x2000 - September 26, 2021, 03:55:10 PM
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.'
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.