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Date: 02/21/21 15:57
Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   sixteen years ago, a southbound UP train was passing under, MAYBE, the most photographed signal bridge in California, at MP 377 on UP's former SP Mojave Sub a few miles north of the town of Mojave. Today, this old signal bridge in no more.
JB




Date: 02/21/21 17:29
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: Midnight_Goat

That's quite a consist...very nice photo.

Ryan



Date: 02/21/21 17:31
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: jimB

Nice shot of a favorite prop. Interesting consist, too. The G plates seem to be all gone now too, I guess unecessary since most signals with number plates can be passed at restricted spped now, as I understand it.

Jim B



Date: 02/21/21 18:50
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: UP951West

Very fine image. Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 02/21/21 22:06
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

I think todays new signals are wired to give a flashing red. Unless there are special instructions in effect, or, you have track and time, or you are in ABS TWC with work between, or G or P on signal mast, you cannot pass a solid red without stopping. Of course, it's now been eleven years since I have had to read a rule book or special instructions.
JB



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 06:34 by 3rdswitch.



Date: 02/21/21 22:21
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: ble692

On the UP the Fuel Conservation people got involved sometime in 2007 or 2008 and changed a red intermediate signal from a "Stop and Proceed" signal to a "Restricted Proceed" signal. Now the signal may be passed without stopping at restricted speed.

Also noteworthy in the picture is the 2nd unit, UPY 2004. As a Railpower Green Goat demonstrator, it spent a rather short and unsuccessful career on the UP from 2005 to 2007.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/21 14:17 by ble692.



Date: 02/22/21 06:39
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: refarkas

Amazing lashup.
Bob



Date: 02/22/21 08:23
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: Conch

ble692 Wrote:
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>
> Also noteworthy in the picture is the 2nd unit,
> UPY 2004. As a Railpower Green Goat demonstrator,
> it spent a short rather short and unsuccessful
> career on the UP from 2005 to 2007.

Not being a follower of recent trends, I was wondering what that curiosity in the consist was.  Thanks for the info.



Date: 02/22/21 18:16
Re: Signal Sunday, UP . . .
Author: SCKP187

Nice backdrop too as well as the appliances and consist
Brian Stevens



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