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I moved back a little closer to the crossing as engines 2722, 7903, and 7098 accelerate train X51 out of Chariton on October 24, 1988.
In 1925, the CB&Q added signals from Ottumwa, IA to Osceola. Many of the signals used were old Hall semaphore signals first installed between Chicago and Aurora in 1913. These signals were replaced with GRS SA searchlight signals in 1938 and then the tall masts were cut down to the proper height. The old masts were either 25 feet tall for a single arm semaphore signal or 31 feet tall for a two arm signal. The searchlight signals are mounted 14 feet above the top of rail. Disk 79
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