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PC: Re: Cincinnati PRR signals
- Subject: PC: Re: Cincinnati PRR signals
- From: "J. Erik Landrum" <landrujn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 23:08:47 -0400
There are several remaining on the Cincinnati Terminal Railway (I&O).
The first set, going east on the old PRR (now NS New Castle Dist.) are
located at Mill. This is where the line goes over the Conrail
(CCC&St.L) Cincinnati Line. It is quite inaccessible by road, so you
must hike north about a half mile from Reading Road crossing. The next
set is at Amber (has blue Conrail sign). Go south on Reading Road,
cross Galbraith & Cross County Hwy. to the Pepsi Bottling plant. Turn
left and you can't miss the signals. Really decent shot! Be sure to
park on the street as Pepsi or P&G will surely throw you off their
property. The last good set is at Oakley interlocking. It is located
off Highland Ave. (near Ridge & Lester Road) behind a chemical plant.
You have to go through the chem plants parking lot to park at the
interlocking. They are pretty OK with railfans sitting there, just
behave. It is a really nice set of PRR signals (about 8 are around) and
there is a substantial amount of rail traffic on the line (20-30
trains/24hrs.). Enjoy! Tune into 160.440 & 161.385 for radio traffic.
Eastbound trains call DI Tower in the yard when they go by Mill, so that
will alert you.
Trains run on the old Big 4 primarily in the morning and early
afternoon. 160.800 is the primary frequency with 161.070 being used in
CSX is busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger with chiggers.
160.230(road) & 161.100(disp) are the ones to listen to. Have a fun
trip. If you are a ham radio operator, the railfans hang out on the
W8YX repeater on 147.060+.
P.S. - I sent this to the list in case anyone else cared to know where
the PRR signals were.
shawn o'day wrote:
> We are going on an investigative trip to Cincinnati this weekend. Does
> anyone know if there are any Pennsy signals left in the area? Also what
> are the major and minor yards left in the area. NYC and B&O/C&O info would
> also be informative.
J. Erik Landrum, KB8VRZ
landrujn -AT- email.uc.edu
My Home Page: http://www.uc.edu/~landrujn
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