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Date: 11/15/20 17:43
SP Signal Sunday: Syskiyou Semaphores
Author: MacBeau

An eastbound filled with cut lumber drops downgrade through Cottage Grove, Oregon, June 1990.

Be of good cheer,
—Mac
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Date: 11/15/20 19:22
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Syskiyou Semaphores
Author: atsf121

Nice video, was surprised to see a caboose. Did they stick around a little longer on the Syskiyou?

Nathan

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Date: 11/15/20 20:29
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Syskiyou Semaphores
Author: BoostedFridge

Mac, you made my day with this.  Thank you for sharing.


atsf121 Wrote:
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> Nice video, was surprised to see a caboose. Did
> they stick around a little longer on the
> Syskiyou?
>
> Nathan

Yes, SP ran cabooses right until the end of their operation on the Siskiyou.



Date: 11/15/20 21:03
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Syskiyou Semaphores
Author: 3rdswitch

Awesome video. Love the stick rail.
JB



Date: 11/15/20 21:20
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Syskiyou Semaphores
Author: ExSPCondr

The Siskiyou was ABS and Train Orders, so they needed somebody on the rear to line back.
G



Date: 11/15/20 21:35
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Siskiyou Semaphores
Author: Railbaron

 By the time this film was shot there wasn't anything to line behind for - meets were practically unheard of by then.

They did go caboose-less in the early 90's but I cannot remember the exact year.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/20 21:39 by Railbaron.



Date: 11/15/20 22:10
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Siskiyou Semaphores
Author: wp1801

Good memories!  Thanks.



Date: 11/15/20 22:10
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Siskiyou Semaphores
Author: wag

Video shot just south of Creswell. SP was using blocks at the end to dispatch the branch. Did they call it DTC? I ended up with the Wolf Creek block sign. Wag



Date: 11/15/20 22:16
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Siskiyou Semaphores
Author: Railbaron

wag Wrote:
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> Video shot just south of Creswell. SP was using blocks at the end to dispatch the branch. Did they
> call it DTC? I ended up with the Wolf Creek block sign. Wag

Yes, the Siskiyou was under DTC authority.



Date: 11/16/20 07:27
Re: SP Signal Sunday: Syskiyou Semaphores
Author: Betsy

I believe Donald Sims referred to it as the boxcar railroad.  This is a good example of why.

Elizabeth



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