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Heritage Signal Systems
Notable images of classic railroad signal systems.
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Photo ID: 773267

A Centennial EMD locomotive passes under an absolute cantilever signal under a beautiful Wyoming sky. Duplicate Ektachrome. Photographer: Jack Hawkins. John E. Troxler Collection

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD40X
Location: Dale, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6933
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: John E. Troxler

Added: May 31, 2021

Views: 1,384
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 772697

Stormy Searchlight Sunset- One of the last installations of searchlight signals on the Union Pacific system stands guard over Hermosa, lit for oncoming traffic.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 16, 2021


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: May 24, 2021

Views: 1,470
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 769703

With just a solo GEVO for power, CSX Detroit to Grand Rapids freight D705 cruises through Green Oak, Michigan and under a classic C&O searchlight cantilever signal. D705 has just met its eastbound... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Green Oak, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3137
Train ID: CSX D705
Photo Date: April 02, 2021


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Apr 20, 2021

Views: 778
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 769692

BNSF 5724 leads an empty Lake State coal train south towards Wixom, MI on the LSRC Saginaw Subdivision. Here, sun light breaks through a gap in the tree cover as the train crosses Munger Rd.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Rose Township, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5724
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 2021


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By: Christian White

Added: Apr 20, 2021

Views: 742
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Favorited: 1
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Photo ID: 769682

The quiet pattering of rain and onset of evening darkness are brought to a sharp and deafening halt as the roar of empty CSX ethanol train K412 echos through the Tennessee hills. The headlights ca... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 4108
Train ID: CSXT K412
Photo Date: December 04, 2020


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By: Natalie Richardson

Added: Apr 20, 2021

Views: 1,261
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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 769122

J780 navigates the curves and grades of the west end of the Indiana Sub.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Sparksville, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2653
Train ID: CSX J780
Photo Date: April 14, 2021


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By: Tyler Guthrie

Added: Apr 14, 2021

Views: 976
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 767720

A clear and quiet night lingers over the valley on the NS Roanoke District. The only sounds are barking dogs and some occasional rustling in the nearby bushes. The aspect of the signal changes fro... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: CPL Signal
Location: Arcadia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 201
Photo Date: March 29, 2021


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By: Russell Watson

Added: Mar 31, 2021

Views: 1,525
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 730345

Under a star filled sky CSX Q693 knocks down their aspect at Bobbs after meeting their northbound counterpart.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Thelma, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 811
Train ID: CSX Q693-19
Photo Date: December 19, 2019


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By: Mike Molnar

Added: Mar 28, 2020

Views: 1,074
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 726594

After re-crewing on the west side of town, a manifest comes around the wye and slows for a meet with a northbound.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AH
Location: Deshler, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 827
Train ID: CSX Q351-07
Photo Date: December 07, 2019


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By: Andy Leffler

Added: Feb 23, 2020

Views: 1,468
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 708450

The Milky Way galaxy rises above the mp783.1 intermediates on a cold Summer night.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Semaphore
Location: Ojita, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 22, 2019


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By: Matthew DeLanghe

Added: Aug 31, 2019

Views: 5,749
Comments: 5

Favorited: 44


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Photo ID: 706611

Approach, Clear, Galaxy.

Railfan and Railroad's 2020 Center Spread 3rd Place Winner


Ancient Semaphores guard the the galactic core of the Milky Way as i... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: None
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2019


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 12, 2019

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 1

Views: 13,747
Comments: 14

Favorited: 100
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Photo ID: 703249

A Northbound CSX Train takes a Clear signal at the old B&O Signal still guarding the Diamond at Deshler and will pass over the Willard Sub.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Deshler, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2018


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By: CR6377

Added: Jul 14, 2019

Views: 947
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 702597

A 99.8 second exposure at "0419 in the AM" behind the Pennsylvania position lights mounted on Jamestown Road in Portage, PA. A couple weeks later, on June 10th, these signals were removed from ser... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Portage, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 24, 2019


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By: Kevin The Krazy 1

Added: Jul 08, 2019

Screener's Choice
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Views: 9,117
Comments: 3

Favorited: 42
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Photo ID: 702372

The classic ATSF semaphore signals still stand tall under the cool night stars, including the Milky Way Galaxy, just as the moon begins to climb above the New Mexico hilltops to light up the baron... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Ojita, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: June 22, 2019


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By: Jake Maiello

Added: Jul 06, 2019

Views: 1,872
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 702230

One of the last holdouts of active Missouri Pacific signals is the BNSF Pueblo Subdivision between North Avondale and NA Junction, Colorado. A brief 12 or so mile stretch of railroad entirely dic... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Boone, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 25, 2019


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jul 05, 2019

Views: 1,664
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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