San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad Signaling

Tim Holmes Mar 19, 2018

  1. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

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    HI Folks:

    Planning to start LOOSELY Modeling the San Luis and Rio Grande, and I am wondering how their signaling system works. I'm afraid im not real up on how signaling works in general, other than colored lights are used to give indications of what the train should do (I realize to some degree signal posts are going away in favor of incab signaling and ATC). For my layout I want external signal masts with lights -- but I'll be modeling in the modern era

    Thanks
    TIM
    San Luis and Rio Grande
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Tim, welcome aboard!
    I too know very little about SLRG, but having not seen any signals, I would assume that it's dark territory under train order control. I copied your question and will reach out to a Facebook group for a better answer.
     
  3. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks a bunch, I suspect you are probably right, for purposes of my model, I'd like to use trackside signals, so I'll probably try to figure out some sort of protocol based on (I suspect) BNSF and UP rules, but I'm not sure

    TIM
    San Luis and Rio Grande
     
  4. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    The SLRG is ex D&RGW, I'd start with a rulebook of theirs.
     
  5. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

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    Ya, thats a good idea, let me see what I can dig up
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I believe that area was all dark.
     
  7. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

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    BoxcabE50

    Ya, I kinda figured thats the case, I found a copy of the old DRGW Rule book that has signal info in it, and I'll use that as the basis of my system

    Have a great day
    TIM
    San Luis and Rio Grande
     

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