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The Signal
Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:40 AM

See, they even turned the signal head so that oncoming trains would know that it was out of service. I should go and ask the DMVW if I could go and collect that signal. Of course it probably belongs to the BNSF since it was protecting access to their mane lion, which is probably why DMVW did not remove it when they pulled up the tracks in the first place.

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The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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Posted by Tinplate Toddler on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:57 AM

It´ll make a nice stand for the lion to look for wildebeest!

Cheers,

Ulrich

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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:58 AM

If you can get a hold of the right guy it’ll be yours.  It worked for a couple of items here in Bakersfield.
 
 
 
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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:24 AM

I have a similar query, out here in Ethel there's a crossing with signal on HWY 955 well they pulled the tracks about 6 yrs ago, who would you contact about buying it? The town (parish)? Or DOT? Or do I need to find the ROW owner?

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Posted by nealknows on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:15 PM

First, find out who owns the property / right of way and then go from there. While the rails may be gone, the RR may own it. Check with the local or county clerks office...

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Posted by G Paine on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:17 PM

NWP SWP
I have a similar query, out here in Ethel there's a crossing with signal on HWY 955 well they pulled the tracks about 6 yrs ago, who would you contact about buying it?

In Maine, Maine DOT owns all abandoned RR tracks. Maybe something similar in your location, whereever it is

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Posted by NWP SWP on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:32 PM

It used to be the Gloster Southern RR I'll contact the Clerk office to find out.

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Posted by bogp40 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:31 PM

That would be a nice "take down" for the lion.

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Posted by peahrens on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:40 PM

If you obtain it and put a really big LED in it, don't forget to include a really big resistor.  Whistling

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:12 PM

peahrens

If you obtain it and put a really big LED in it, don't forget to include a really big resistor.  Whistling

 

No worries,

There are plenty of 12 VDC bayonet base LEDs out there. I use them in a couple of my old signals:

 046 by Edmund, on Flickr

Similar to these:

https://tinyurl.com/y9rpazvb

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:16 PM

nealknows

First, find out who owns the property / right of way and then go from there. While the rails may be gone, the RR may own it. Check with the local or county clerks office...

Neal

 

 

Here, I would just go the the DMVW office and ask them. Their office is right here in Bismarck. Just a little steel metal office and a garage that can hold two locomotives head to tail.

 

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The Route of the Broadway Lion The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota.

Here there be cats.                                LIONS with CAMERAS

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