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Three more C&NW Semaphores (Fri, 3 Aug 2001)

The Union Pacific's Jewell Sub between Ames and Eagle Grove, Iowa has three classic C&NW semaphores. All are distant signals for railway crossings at grade. From south to north, the first serves as the southern approach signal to the ex-IC crossing at Webster City, Iowa. The second serves as the south approach signal to the ex-CGW crossing at Eagle Grove, Iowa. The third serves as the north approach signal to the same crossing.

Because of changes in operations there are now more trains running over this line. All three signals are very accessible from public locations with plenty of parking.

Special thanks to Charles W. Bohi (White River Jct., VT 05001)

"New" approach semaphore in Grinnell, Iowa (Wed, 30 May 2001)

A distant signal exists south of the depot in Grinnell, Iowa, on the south old M&ST.L line which is now the UP RR.

Special Thanks to Gary Smith.

Updated 7/21/99

Location: Moravia, IA

An out of service distant signal exists on the Appenoose County Community Railraod (ex Wabash).

Location: Mason City, IA

A distant signal exists on the ex Milwaukee line

Location: Albia, IA

The BNSF DesMoines line north of Albia, IA is believed to have a fixed position semaphore.

All of the preceeding information kindly supplied by Samuel Dillon

Location:  Des Moines, IA (New 7/99)

Would you believe I found more three more semaphores in Iowa?. Located in 
Des Moines are the following:

1. NS yard at Avon Grain Co.  SE 18th St.

2. NS track on Scott St and SE Ct. track ripped up and signal in poor shape.

3. NS signal on Muury St at Iowa Packing this one is in great shape!

Special thanks to Gary C. Smith for this new listing.

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