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Built for use in Ontario, GP 5736, one of a small fleet of locos working CSX in the province at the time, sits out front of the Chesapeake and Ohio Freight Office just off Colborne St on a warm September morning back in 1983.
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Caption: Built for use in Ontario, GP 5736, one of a small fleet of locos working CSX in the province at the time, sits out front of the Chesapeake and Ohio Freight Office just off Colborne St on a warm September morning back in 1983.

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A.W.Mooney [900] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/30/1983 (search)
Railway: Chessie System (search)
Reporting Marks: C&O 5736 (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CSX Sarnia Sub (search)
City/Town: Chatham (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. In both cases, that signal would have protected the CP diamond; in it’s original location, it governed northward C&O moves, whether proceeding across the diamond (Clear signal)) or turning into the southeast connecting track (Restricting indication).
    After it was moved further north, it only governed the diamond, and the connecting track switch went to manual operation.

  2. Thanks Bruce for explaining the situation. Always good to know. I was always wondering why the home signal for the diamond was moved just a smidgen north (100 feet?)

    Would this signal have protected this switch or just the diamond?

  3. In the block ? Yes – and no. If you look very carefully, the motorized switch ‘machine’ right beneath the fuel tank, provides the clue to the location of the switch points. And if you look even closer, through the rungs of the ladder, you can see the rear truck of 5736 is riding on the nearest rail ( to the camera). Hence, 5736 is within the CP interlocking but it is lined onto the connecting track and out of harms way for through CP movements on the Windsor Sub. Assuredly this is the Chatham Yard crew either just getting started, or taking a pause for coffee etc. Note the brand new Chrysler K-car which I THINK belonged to clerk Paul Bright…. Parking the engine(s) in the south connecting track for short periods of time was a long standing practice. (there’s a dwarf signal to come back out of there if it was necessary to clear the C&O main).

  4. Nice Arnold. This signal was moved north (or removed? was there another at the diamond?)

    I would have thought this engine is parked in the block.

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