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Heritage Signal Systems
Notable images of classic railroad signal systems.
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Photo ID: 822212

Coming off the iconic Tie Siding ...

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACeH
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8993
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2021


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By: Joel Hinkhouse

Added: Jan 14, 2023

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Photo ID: 815743

Halloween is only a few days away so what could be better than a ghost-like image of one of CNW's unique semaphores controlling the junction at St. Francis WI. in October of 1984? The approaching ... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Semaphore
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 27, 2022

Views: 1,930
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 815667

The steam era cantilever at West Tuscor indicates a westbound is lined through on a cool Summer evening.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: None
Location: Tuscor, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2022


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Oct 26, 2022

Views: 1,273
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 812308

Goodnight Moon

The moon rises over the east siding switch of Chapelle in one of the last fleeing days of these iconic signals. The 'Southern Infestation' of signals from Las V... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: none
Location: Bernal, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 14, 2022


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By: William Diehl

Added: Sep 15, 2022

People's Choice 2

Views: 4,638
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 811028

The Sentinels of the Prairies

A sunrise look at the famed 'last semaphore' at MP 706. Now gone, these two signals were the easternmost blades on the Raton Subdivision for year... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: none
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2020


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 29, 2022

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People's Choice 1

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Favorited: 39


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Photo ID: 807013

The Milky Way is apparent looming over the MP 783 intermediates on a clear Summer night in 2020 along the BNSF Glorieta Subdivision near Chapelle, New Mexico.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Semaphore
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 08, 2020


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By: Andrew Faulk

Added: Jul 08, 2022

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Photo ID: 800961

'Last Full Moon On The Right'

With the days left of this sentinel of the high desert measured in mere days, one of the final semaphores on the New Mexico Department of Transpor... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: None
Location: Lamy, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2022


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By: William Diehl

Added: Apr 19, 2022

Views: 4,773
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 798271

Wig wag quartet
Wisconsin Central’s ANPRA train heads southbound out of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on July 20, 1996. The Proviso-bound train is traveling on WC’s Fox Valley & Western, ... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6577
Train ID: WC ANPRA
Photo Date: July 20, 1996


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Mar 17, 2022

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Photo ID: 795456

In the small community of Campbellsburg, Indiana, the (arguably) most intact pair of semaphores on the ex-Monon now CSX Hoosier Subdivision still stand. As evidenced by the shrubs and trees taking... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: None
Location: Campbellsburg, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 05, 2021


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By: Steven Merholz

Added: Feb 13, 2022

Views: 6,499
Comments: 4

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 786546

Neither Trick, Nor Treat

On the 31st of October 2021, I got off this train to find someone had found in the BNSF General Orders that the famed pair of signals at MP 706 on the ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Springer, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 142
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: October 31, 2021


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By: William Diehl

Added: Nov 04, 2021

Views: 5,155
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21


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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: 2,273
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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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: 2,352
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Favorited: 17
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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: 1,218
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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: 1,152
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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: 1,938
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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