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B&O Color Position Lights


Update 3/7/99


See the bottom of this esoteric listing for new and diverse notes.


Many railroad photographers have expressed concern  that,
in addition to semaphores, other old signal installations are
disappearing without any notice or fanfare. Currently CSX is
replacing many of the B&O heritage G.R.S Co. color position
lights on the main line between Cumberland and Pittsburgh, over
the famous Sand Patch grade.

This list will serve as an updated source of information on this
modernization program.



(All information is being collected through the observations of Leu Glickman,
Rutty Bimfad, and Oscar Manheimerstien, III.) CPL SIGNALS RETIRED FROM SERVICE: NOVEMBER 14, 1998 (These changes need to be incorporated into the list) Ellerslie (two masts) E&W Cooks Curve (two masts) E&W Pleasent Valley (two masts) E&W Slip Rock (mast) W East End Hyndman (mast) E Hyndman Tower (masts and two dwarfs) E&W Hyndman Tower Closed November 24th 1998 Hagerman's Rock 285.1 (mast) E (note: Hagerman's Rock W remains, bracket) Cumberland Viaduct Jct. (MP 178.9): All new colorlight signals Franklin St (MP 179): new colorlight signals Red Rock EB No. 2 Absolute (gone=not replaced) WB No.1 #W179-34 (gone=not replaced) Locust Grove EB No. 2 #1806 (CPLs gone=not replaced) WB No.1 #1805 (CPLs gone=not replaced) Mt. Savage EB No. 2 #1816 (new colorlight signal) WB No.1 #1813 (new colorlight signal) Ellerslie EB No. 2 #1834: original CPL signal WB No.1 #1835: original CPL signal Cooks Curve EB No. 2 #1862: original CPL signal WB No.1 #1859: original CPL signal Pleasant Valley EB No. 2 #1880:original CPL signal WB No.1 #1881: original CPL signal Slip Rock WB No.1 Absolute: original CPL signal Hyndman E. Outlet EB No. 2 #1900: original CPL signal Hyndman Tower EB Absolute: original CPL signal WB Absolute: original CPL signal (New colorlight signals standing but not yet activated) Hyndman W. Outlet WB Dwarf Absolute: original CPL signal Brakens: all EB No. 2 #1944-2 original CPL signals WB No.2 #194 original CPL signals EB No. 1 #1944-1 Nov 20 colorlight WB No.1 #1943-1 Nov 20 colorlight Maxwell: all original CPL signals EB No. 2 #1968-2 WB No.2 #1969-2 EB No. 1 #1968-1 WB No.1 #1969-1 'FO' Tower EB No. 2 #1994-2: new colorlight signal WB No.2 #1995-2: new colorlight signal EB No. 1 #1994-1: original CPL signal WB No.1 #1995-1: original CPL signal Glencoe: all original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2020-2 WB No.2 #2019-2 EB No. 1 #2020-1 WB No.1 #2019-1 Philson: all original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2042-2 EB No. 1 #2042-1 WB No.2 #2043-2 WB No.1 #2043-1 NA Tower: all original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2066-2 WB No.2 #2065-2 EB No. 1 #2066-1 WB No.1 #2065-1 Otters: all original CPL signals WB No.1 Absolute WB No.2 Absolute Manila (MP 209.5) : all original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute Sandpatch: all original CPL signals E-Portal Tunnel Absolute W-Portal Tunnel Absolute 'SA' Tower Sandpatch: all original CPL signals EB Absolutes WB Absolutes Keystone: all original CPL signals WB No.1 #W211-52 WB Siding Absolute EB No.2 #2122 EB Siding #2124 Pull In Sandpatch: all original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute East of Meyersdale WB No.1 #W214-09: original CPL signal North St. Signal EB No.2 #2150-6: original CPL signal Salisbury Jct.: all original CPL signals EB No. 2 #E216-14 WB No.1 #W216-06 Cole Cut WB No.1 #217.49: original CPL signal Yoder EB No. 2 #218-2: original CPL signal Garrett„Old 'GA' WB No.1 #219.1: original CPL signal Garrett EB No. 2 #219.4: original CPL signal Piney Run: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #221-2 WB No.1 #221-1 Atlantic EB No. 2 #222-6: original CPL signal WB No.1 #222-5: new colorlight signal Weimer Run EB No. 2 #224-6: new colorlight signal, EFFECTIVE 1600 NOV 1 1998 WB No.1 #224-5: original CPL signal Rockwood (226.8) : original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute Rockwood: original CPL signals WB No.1 Absolute EB No. 2 Absolute Rockwood West End Siding WB No.1 #2281: original CPL signal Sand Spring EB No. 2 #228-6: original CPL signal Middle Creek WB No.1 #229-9: original CPL signal EB No. 2 #2304: original CPL signal West of Casselman WB No.1 #2315: original CPL signal Markleton Spur EB No. 2 #2326: original CPL signal Markleton (MP 233.9) WB No.1 #2337: original CPL signal Pinkerton (MP 235.3): original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute Shoo Fly (MP 237.0): original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute Brooks: original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute Benford (Low Grade)): original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2394 WB No. 2 #2392 Jenkins (Low Grade) EB No. 2 #2420-Removed WB No. 2 #2419-Removed Dec. 12, 1998: Jenkins-milepost BFJ 3.3, new bi-directional colorlight W.M. Transfer (Low Grade): original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2440 WB No. 2 #2439 Ursina: EB No. 1 #240-4: original CPL signal WB No. 1 #240-43: 1/7/98-New single colorlight Confluencee: original CPL signals WB Low Grade No. 2 #2429-2 EB High Line No. 1 #2429-1 Draketown: original CPL signals EB Absolutes WB Absolutes Marble Hill: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #E246-9 WB No. 1 #W246-28 Bidwell (MP 248.3) EB No. 2 #E248-47: Dec. 13, 1998-new colorlight signal WB No. 1 #248-19: original CPL signals Sipes Curve WB No. 2 #251-2: original CPL signal Victoria EB No. 2 #E251-2: original CPL signal 'HK' Tower (MP 251.8): original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2520 WB No. 1 #251-91 'HK' Spur WB No. 1 #2529: new colorlight signal Ohiopyle (MP 253.5) EB No. 2 #253-6: original CPL signal Stull Run: s EB No. 2 #2554 DECEMBER 6-COLORLIGHT WB No. 1 #2551 DECEMBER 19-COLORLIGHT Bailey Point: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2574 WB No. 1 #(plate number??Absolute??) Stewarton WB No. 1 #258-9: original CPL signal Rock Cut EB No. 2 #259-4: original CPL signal No. 1 Cut (MP 261.0) EB No. 2 #261-2 DECEMBER 5 COLORLIGHT WB No. 1 #261-1 DECEMBER 5 COLORLIGHT Indian Creek (MP 262.9): original CPL signals EB No. 2 #263-2 WB No. 1 #262-9 Casparis: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #264-6 WB No. 1 #264-9 E-End No. 4 Track: original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute Blue Stone: original CPL signals EB No. 2 Absolute WB No. 1 #2669 Green Jct (MP 268.6): original CPL signals EB Absolutes WB Absolutes Connellsville (270.3) Sodem (270.5): original CPL signals EB Absolute WB Absolute West Yough: original CPL signals (except dwarf) EB Absolute WB Absolute Broadford (MP 272.7) WB No. 1 & 2 Absolutes: new colorlight signals EB No. 2 Absolute: original CPL signal Jackson Curve: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2744 WB No. 1 #2741 Dawson EB No. 2 #E276-13 original CPL signal WB No. 1 #W276-13 Nov 20 Colorlight Laurel Run: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2782 WB No. 1 #2781-Dec. 20, 1998-Colorlight head with original B&O mast. Lavenia (MP 279.8): original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2794 WB No. 1 #2793 Youngs: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2818 WB No. 1 #2817 Layton: original CPL signals WB No. 1 #2837 EB No. 2 #2838 Hagermans Rock: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2854 WB No. 1 #2855 Jacobs Creek: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2876 WB No. 1 #2875 Smithton: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2892 WB No. 1 #2893 Fitz Henry: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #E291-03 WB No. 1 #W291-13 Reduction: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2928 WB No. 1 #2927 East End of West Newton 'Hogpen' EB No. 2 #2944: original CPL signal WB No. 1 #2945: original CPL signal West End of West Newton: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2958 WB No. 1 #2959 Gratztown (MP 298.2) EB No. 2 #2978: original CPL signal (colorlight standing/not activated) WB No. 1 #2979: original CPL signal Scott Haven: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #2998 WB No. 1 #W299-46 Vista EB No. 2 #3016 original CPL signal WB No. 1 #3017 November 7 changed to colorlight Shanner: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #E303-15 WB No. 1 #3031 Robbins EB No. 2 #E304-33: original CPL signal Coulder: original CPL signals EB No. 2 #E306-08 WB No. 1 #3051 Alpsville WB No. 1 #3071: original CPL signal Emblem EB No. 2 #E307-19: original CPL signal Ellrod: New colorlight signals EB No. 2 #3087 WB No. 1 #3088 Center St. : original CPL signals EB #E309-48 WB Absolute FORMER P&LE RR CSXT PITTSBURGH SUBDIVISION SINNS TO NEW CASTLE, PENNSYLVANIA WESTBOUND: PLY 17-SINNS SEARCHLIGHT E&W MASTS PLY 15-MCKEESPORT SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRACKETS PLY 14.3-RIVERTON SEARCHLIGHT E-BRIDGE W-MASTS PLY 11.6-DEMMLER SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRIDGES PLY 10.5-PORT PERRY SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRIDGES PLY 9-BRADDOCK SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRACKETS PLY 7.9-RANKIN SEARCHLIGHT E&W MASTS PLY 6.7-HOMESTEAD SEARCHLIGHT E-BRACKET W-BRIDGE PLY 4.8- LUCAS SEARCHLIGHT E-MAST W-BRIDGE PLY 3.6-BECKS RUN SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRIDGE PLY 1.8 -J&L TUNNEL SEARCHLIGHT E-BRACKET W-MAST PLY 0 - PITTSBURGH SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRIDGES PLE 1.3 -WEST END SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRIDGES PLE 2.3-CORLISS SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRIDGES PLE 3.5-MCKEES ROCKS SEARCHLIGHT E-SIGNALS AFFIXED TO PITTSBURGH INDUSTRIAL RR BRIDGE W-BRACKET PLE 6-NEVILLE SEARCHLIGHT E-BRACKET W-BRIDGE PLE 7.3-BRIGHTWOOD SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRACKETS PLE 9-GROVETON SEARCHLIGHT E&W MASTS PLE 10-CORAOPOLIS SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRACKETS PLE 11-KENDALL SEARCHLIGHT E&W BRACKET PLE 12.6-STOOPS FERRY COLORLIGHT E&W MAST PLE 15.4-SOUTH HEIGHTS COLORLIGHT E&W MAST PLE 18.4- WEST ECONOMY COLORLIGHT E -CANTELEVER W-MAST PLE 20.4-ALIQUIPPA COLORLIGHT E&W BRIDGE PLE 23-BLACKS RUN COLORLIGHT E&W BRIDGES PLE 25-MONACA COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS PLE 26.8-BRADY RUN COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS PLE 29-BEAVER FALLS COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS PLE 31.4-COLLEGE STATION COLORLIGHT E&W MAST PLE 33-WEST COLLEGE COLORLIGHT E&W MAST PLE 35.4-WEST ELLWOOD COLORLIGHT E&W MAST PLE 38-ROCK POINT COLORLIGHT E&W MAST PLE 40-WAMPUM COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS PLE 43-WEST PITT COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS BG 55-P&W JCT. COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS BG 55.3-UN COLORLIGHT E&W MASTS BG 56.2- CENTER YARD COLORLIGHT E MAST NEW CASTLE DIVISION NOTES (3/5/99) NILES TOWER: still standing, 1st floor outer (new) siding removed...looks like an authentic tower once again. NEWTON FALLS TOWER: still alive RAVENNA TOWER: still standing NOVA TOWER: still standing "West End Nova" Unique cast iron bracket signal, reportedly made by The Federal Signal Company (i.e. not recently) is out of service but still standing with the signal heads turned. GREENWICH: many new tracks...West bound W&LE (ex ACY) semaphore removed, tracks removed, interesting WRRS crossing box removed (W&LE connects to Big Four now). GR tower still stands. The Eastbound approach semaphore for the W&LE (ex ACY) still stands! Thanks to Oscar Manheimerstien, III The following information has been kindly provided by Randy Broadwater-2/99 Philadelphia Subdivision (ex-B&O) The following signals on the ex-B&O Philadelphia Subdivision have been replaced with color light signals in the past two years. Holmes, PA: MP BAK 8.7 - signals were destroyed in 1997 when vandals connected a chain between the EB and WB intermediate signals. Signals "assumed the reclining position" when the next train arrived. Elsmere Junction, DE: BAK 27.0 Market Street Industrial Track, aka "Apex" of the wye. High CPL was replaced by a dwarf color light. I am an engineer for CSX and it is believed that I was the last person to operate a train past the old signal prior to the cutover. Chesapeake Jct., MD: Alexandria extension: MP BAR 3.4. EB dwarf CPL on #1 track was destroyed by vandals, replaced by dwarf color light in 1998. 3/5/99 The CPL's at Hancock, WV (BA 123), WAS #1 and #2, have been converted to color light signals. 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