NS and CSX
A couple of signals
NS over CSX bridge
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Walton KY has the two main railroads of the east running north-south thru
town - CSX and Norfolk Southern.
It seems the big attraction for pictures is the NS bridge going over CSX on
the north side of town, just under the Walton-Nicholson Road. As long
as the local police don't give you a hard time for standing on the overpass
(as some seem to take delight in chasing us off), you can manage to get some
really nice photos as seen below.
There are a couple of signal locations in Walton, which should enhance the
photo ops, especially for NB NS freights when they are near the gated grade
crossing towards the end of Old Nicholson Rd and the SB signal is in the
CSX has a two mile long siding about a half a mile north of the NS/CSX
bridge. In the middle of the siding, is a smaller siding for loading
and unloading. It is off of Banklick Road (KY 2043). I can't tell if there
are signals for the third siding. Go about 1.5 east of the NS/CSX
bridge on Walton-Nicholson Road, then take a left onto Banklick Rd.
Norfolk Southern goes to a double track mainline heading further south about
2 miles south of town. My signal location 3 is where this happens.
Stephen R. Santangelo
Mark Chester Jr
J. E. Landrum
Open Railway Map
This signal is between Alta Vista Dr and Depot St, off of South Main Street,
near where the tracks cross Main Street. This is a now typical
standard signal installation for CSX appearing all over the system, as the
signals at Lorton VA next to the AutoTrain facility looks the same.
In Town NS Signals
The signal we are looking at is a SB signal showing Approach Diverging,
telling the engineer to prepare to take the diverging route after the next
photo by Stephen Santangelo
NS Signals South of Town
Two miles south of town is a fully signaled siding interlocking. Below
is a picture of the SB signal at the entrance to the interlocking. In
the aerial view, you can just make out the two NB signals.
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