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Track work at Anaheim
05-11-2012, 10:23 AM (This post was last modified: 05-11-2012 02:15 PM by Myfordbrowning.)
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Track work at Anaheim
A pair of cross-overs are being installed between the Anaheim station and State College Blvd. In addition to providing more flexibility to operations on the Orange Sub., UP trains that use the Metrolink line to reach the isolated Santa Ana - Costa Mesa trackage will be able to use either the number one or number two main track all the way to CP Lincoln in Santa Ana. I didn't check the connection between the UP and metrolink, I would think that a DS controlled switch would be installed at the junction.

A new cantilever signal bridge is now up just west of the Anahiem platforms. Currently westward trains that stop at Anaheim are required to leave at restricted speed until they can see the signals at CP College which is around the curve from the station. When the new signal is in service trains be able to run at normal speed if they had not passed the signal before stopping.

Cliff

Photo 1 No. 566 arrives Anaheim with the new (out of service) signal in the background

Photo 2 cross over near platforms

Photo 3 both cross overs


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05-11-2012, 01:24 PM
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RE: Track work at Anaheim
Thanks for the update Cliff.

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05-11-2012, 05:19 PM
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Do you know if the crossovers are functioning yet? How long did it take to install them?

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05-11-2012, 09:16 PM
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I had no idea this was going on. Thanks!
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05-12-2012, 09:37 AM
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RE: Track work at Anaheim
(05-11-2012 10:23 AM)Myfordbrowning Wrote:  A new cantilever signal bridge is now up just west of the Anahiem platforms. Currently westward trains that stop at Anaheim are required to leave at restricted speed until they can see the signals at CP College which is around the curve from the station. When the new signal is in service trains be able to run at normal speed if they had not passed the signal before stopping.

Cliff

Seems to me that signal bridge is too close to the station. Have they verified that an engineer of a westbound that has made a normal station stop can actually see the signals that are now overhead of him?
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05-12-2012, 10:10 AM
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RE: Track work at Anaheim
Conductor can relay if engineer cannot see it
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05-12-2012, 10:16 AM
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Probably because of the new crossovers west of the station they could not place the signals further west. The signals they have at EBCS Fullerton could have been a better choice since they are lower and probably easier to view when they're that close to the cab.

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05-12-2012, 03:21 PM
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If the engineer cannot see the signal, passes it while making a station stop, etc ... He is Delayed In Block and cannot exceed 40mph until the next signal (does not run restricted speed).


TCS - little change, mostly crossover access
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05-12-2012, 04:07 PM
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(05-12-2012 03:21 PM)TC Smith Wrote:  TCS - little change, mostly crossover access

Sign-thanx

AH, ah ha! That answer makes scense now. The OP lead one to believe the new signal bridge was designed, at least in part, to aid the engineer making a station stop at Anaheim. Because of the position of the signal bridge, it really does not help the engineer making a station stop at Anaheim to protect against a "stopped in block" speed restriction.
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05-12-2012, 04:17 PM
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If the engineer can see the signal it'll make a fine departure signal but realistically the time saved accelerating to track speed versus 40mph isn't going to add to more than a handful of seconds.



TCS - shoe-horned it in though didn't they ?
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