Welcome to the Southern Railway!!! Although I have only
seen and photographed 2-track versions, that certainly does sound like SRR
practice. BTW, my documentation of the last days of the CR was an entire week in
May 1998. We started in Harrisburg and worked our way west to Pittsburgh. Saw
only (1) foreign power locomotive during the entire trip, and it was
trailing. It took a southern boy awhile to figure out those lunar light signals.
The SO tower there at South Fork,is the place we had the beejeezus
scared out of us. In the late afternoon, this group of deer comes scarmbling out
of the brush. We thought it was the CR detectives making a grab for 5
unauthorized trespassers. I do know that was real railroading....not the
hurry up and wait version here in KY(CNO&TP excepted)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 3:41
Subject: RE: PC: SO tower fire
I passed SO tower on the Pennsylvanian at 8PM Saturday only to
see a pile of rubble :-( More bad news includes two of the intermediate
signal bridges between SLOPE and the curve have been converted into color
light monstrocities. They are not even new signal bridhes, but horribly
awkward looking 3 track cantilevers.
Date: Sun, 9 Nov
2008 10:08:22 -0500
Subject: Re: PC: SO tower fire
In a message dated 11/9/2008 9:32:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Picture of the burned SO tower after an early morning arson fire
Three weeks ago I passed SO Tower on the Pennsylvanian.....I was
surprised at that time to see that it was still standing.
Always sad to see another of the few reminders of PRR/PC disappear.
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