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Date: 09/06/20 05:57
Signal Sunday - On Borrowed Time
Author: Blackfoot

Whenever I take a walk down to Howland Ave on CP's North Toronto Sub, I look at these signals and wonder how long it will be before they get replaced.  I have no idea when they were originally installed, but as of yesterday both the signals and the former SOO SD60 were doing just fine.

Cheers,
Dwayne




Date: 09/06/20 07:02
Re: Signal Sunday - On Borrowed Time
Author: 3rdswitch

That's a nice one.
JB



Date: 09/06/20 12:05
Re: Signal Sunday - On Borrowed Time
Author: feclark

Perfect composition, turning clutter into gorgeous framing elements, and the SD60 is icing on the cake.
Fred



Date: 09/06/20 14:05
Re: Signal Sunday - On Borrowed Time
Author: ns1000

Great pic!!



Date: 09/07/20 00:29
Re: Signal Sunday - On Borrowed Time
Author: coach

Honestly, I can understand why this type of signal bridge would be replaced.  Look at that thing---how do you get up there, then up to the top signal??!

Some bridges still look safe and functional, but this one seems to be lacking any ladders or walkways.



Date: 09/07/20 15:21
Re: Signal Sunday - On Borrowed Time
Author: PHall

coach Wrote:
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> Honestly, I can understand why this type of signal
> bridge would be replaced.  Look at that
> thing---how do you get up there, then up to the
> top signal??!
>
> Some bridges still look safe and functional, but
> this one seems to be lacking any ladders or
> walkways.

Look closer, there's a ladder that starts about 8 feet off the ground to keep the trespassers (and railfans) off.
There are steps on the sides of the signal masts for your hands and feet. Your pole climbing belt will keep you secure so you can use both hands to work on the signal heads.



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