Danbury in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The semaphore was controlled by the operator on duty inside the station, manually moving tube blades which were connected to a rod and lever system. A freight train could not pass the semaphore until it got all the paperwork, called “Orders”, from the operator. The operator would only throw the “proceed” signal back to “Stop” after the caboose had passed, so as not to confuse the conductor who worked in the
The semaphore was retired under Metro-North Commuter Railroad in the late 1990’s, and was replaced by signal lights operated out of Grand Central Terminal.
Erected by Danbury Railway Museum.
Location. 41° 23.855′ N, 73° 26.982′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Street and Balmforth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located in the Danbury Rail Yard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 White Street, Danbury CT 06810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. CV Flatcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 (within shouting distance of this marker); NYC Crane, “GCT-1” (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Danbury Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeker's Hardware (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danbury Yard Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Danbury Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury Fair Days (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
Also see . . .
1. Danbury Railway Museum. (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Danbury Railway Museum on Wikipedia (Submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.