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Wabash 4th District

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:23 pm
by Notch 8
What type of signal system was employed on the 4th district, was a block system used ? is there anyone on the board that was ever on NW or NS or Wabash ? did this line have direct access to the AM General Plant ?
I remember seeing frames go one way and mail Jeeps going the other !

Mike

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:14 pm
by Eric in St Joe
I think the line was manual blocked. The only signals were at passing sidings and at crossing points like Steubenville, Wolcotville, New paris, ectect.

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:38 pm
by KEITH_HARRIS
ERIC, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE WABASH, BUT I WORKED WOLCOTTVILLE, AND IT WAS NOT MANUAL BLOCK. YOU HAD TO GET DISPATCHER PERMISSION TO LINE SIGNALS, AND MAYBE HAND ON TRAIN ORDERS. IF I REMEMBER RIGHT TRACK SPEED THROUGH THE INTERLOCKING WAS 60 MPH. THEY DID HAVE A RACK FOR TRAIN ORDERS, WHICH THE PRR HAD VERY FEW OF. THE EASTBOUNDS THREW OFF TRAIN CONSISTS THAT HAD TO BE TELEPHONED TO MONTPELIER.

KEITH HARRIS