Vintage Railroad Signals Nearing The End: The CSX Indiana Subdivision

For just about a century, Baltimore and Ohio 'Color Position Light' Signals, or CPLs, have kept guard over the Indiana Subdivision, a piece of B&O's mainline to St. Louis. But it seems like that era is slowly coming to an end, with modern signal replacements popping up around Seymour. I wanted to capture the line as it still looks before more new signals replace the old, so on October 7th and 8th, 2021, I chased local J780 from North Vernon to Mitchell and back. The scenery was very nice, and the signals could convince you this was still a B&O mainline, not a glorified branch.

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I document the changing landscape of railroads in the United States. From interesting towns that trains thread through, to disappearing railroads whose history spans hundreds of years, there are many interesting sights to cover.

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