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Erie RR flanger signs

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Erie RR flanger signs
Posted by bmrr444 on Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:58 PM

I model the Erie RR in the 1940's and have just completed a Russell snowplow kit (the ancient Northeastern Scale Models wood kit) and would like to install appropriate flanger signs along the ROW but I don't know what the Erie ones looked like. I know each RR used their own design. Anyone what Erie's looked like?  Thanks

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:42 PM

Hi,

I scoured four of my Erie books and could only come up with this little "teaser" of a flanger sign... but at least it's a start:

 Erie by Edmund, on Flickr

The good news is Tichy has just the sign for you.

https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/p/8181/Default.aspx

You would have to do a little trimming.

If I find anything more I'll update. I thought I had an Erie rulebook around here somewhere?

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by Erie1951 on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:42 AM

I just checked the Erie's Operating Rules for 1930 and 1952. There's no illustration of anything like ROW signs, just hand and color signals. I'll do some more later on. I also have a good number of Erie books, too, but going through all the photos would be a project in itself. Laugh

Russ

Modeling the early '50s Erie in Paterson, NJ.  Here's the link to my railroad postcard collection: https://railroadpostcards.blogspot.com/

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, February 18, 2019 11:20 AM

Looking at Ed's photo, and the flanger signs I see around here (CN/CP), I get the impression that a lot of roads use a similar style of signs, but perhaps with differing paint colours.
My homemade ones are styrene, and there are quite a few of them, in various versions, around the layout.  This one calls for retracted wing-blades and lifted flanger blade....

...and this one the same, but for two obstacles in quick succession...

Wayne

 

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Posted by j. c. on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:44 PM

didn't look through this but here you are www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/bldg/ac-mws.htm 

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Posted by bmrr444 on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:24 PM

Thanks Ed, I have seen this same photo but I am uncertain just what that yellow sign is. Maybe flanger maybe not. The Tichy flanger signs are spot on for the NYCS. The PRR used a small vellow triangle (sometimes with a black dot in the middle). Thanks for the research you have done so far, let me know if you come up with anything else.

Roger

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, February 18, 2019 11:16 PM

I just sorted through a stack of 8 x 10 glossies I picked up at a train show years ago. Sadly, no flanger sign in sight but a neat photo of a slow-sign at North Ave. Youngstown:

 Erie railroad North Ave. Youngstown by Edmund, on Flickr

Old Charlie Paules, Crossing watchman. Wonder what he would think about being on the internet seventy-two years in the future? Today the track is gone but the Ohio Edison steam heat plant is still there as is the covered platform and warehouse on the right.

Regards, Ed

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