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Date: 11/23/12 11:56
Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: photobob

The ZBRLC rolls past Castle Crags on a clear but crisp morning the day after Thanksgiving. This location is just a couple of miles south of Dunsmuir.

Robert Morris Photography
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Date: 11/23/12 12:04
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Mmmm....lovely photo!



Date: 11/23/12 12:13
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: coach

It's odd not seeing the opposing signal lit up "red" in photos like this one. The old searchlights did, or maybe the hood is blocking the light.



Date: 11/23/12 12:22
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: TCnR

coach Wrote:
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> It's odd not seeing the opposing signal lit up
> "red" in photos like this one. The old
> searchlights did, or maybe the hood is blocking
> the light.


More likely that PB forgot to photoshop a red aspect into the signal.



Date: 11/23/12 13:21
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: 3rdswitch

Great shot, that signal should DEFINATLEY be lit and most likely is.
JB



Date: 11/23/12 13:47
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: defect_detector

Great photo. If only UP would stop flying flags that are burnt to a crisp and stop using the flag as a marketing gimmick, too many have sacrificed too much for it to not be properly represented.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/12 16:07 by defect_detector.



Date: 11/23/12 16:03
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: ppcx032

The new signal system does not light the opposing signal until the head end is about 300 ft past the signal. From what I can see in the mirror when I go past them.



Date: 11/23/12 22:07
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: RyanWilkerson

Bob, you sure know how to make nice with the crews...they are always waving!

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails



Date: 11/24/12 19:03
Re: Todays ZBRLC passingCastle Crags
Author: SilvertonRR100

coach Wrote:
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> It's odd not seeing the opposing signal lit up
> "red" in photos like this one. The old
> searchlights did, or maybe the hood is blocking
> the light.


Depending on trains speed, there are occasions when several units get past a signal before it lites up. I have seen signals change from green to red (as seen from the train) as the third and fourth unit passes them, especially in zones like across Arizona where the track speed is 70 or higher for passenger trains.

Rob



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