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  1. railroader9731

    railroader9731 Member

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    i saw some signs down by the track the other day and i know they were mow detail could some one tell me what they are and what each collor stands for thx
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Could you describe the signs? Each road may also have its own markings/shapes/colours for signs, so can you tell us which road it is too?

    Andrew
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    railroader9731 Member

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    sure they were square shape there were a red and a yellow and the rr was csx. alltho i still miss big blue.......
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    Red and Yellow sings...

    Also known as "flags" (on at least the BNSF), they stand for two different things either happening, or about to happen. The simple square 'yellow' flag is two mile notice of a temporaray speed restriction. It would then be followed by a green flag to indicate the speed restriction's end. If that flag was yellow over red, it would mean a two mile notice to a MOW crew that had authority to work on a section of track. The red flag was simply the start of the MOW authorization of territory they were working in. Trains would have to make contact with MOW Foreman in charge of the work zone to proceed through that area, recieving special instructions on speed and the like.

    Hope that helps....

    JD
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks NewGuy!

    You can always get an answer at The Gauge... sometimes it just takes a little while. :thumb:

    Andrew
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    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks NewGuy!

    You can always get an answer at The Gauge... sometimes it just takes a little while. :thumb:

    Andrew