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Delmar in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Highball Signal

 
 
Highball Signal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
1. Highball Signal Marker
Inscription. Signals of this type were used on early railroads to control train movements. When the track was clear, the station agent would hoist the ball, permitting the train to proceed. The signal is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. (Marker Number S-69.)
 
Location. 38° 27.367′ N, 75° 34.667′ W. Marker is in Delmar, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on North Pennsylvania Avenue near East State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delmar DE 19940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delmar War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Delmar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Transpeninsular Line (approx. one mile away in Maryland); Wicomico County War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away in Maryland); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Pleasant Methodist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Four Immortal Chaplains (approx. 5.5 miles away in Maryland); "Old Spring Hill" St. Paul's Church (approx. 5.5 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delmar.
 
Also see . . .
Highball Signal image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 17, 2011
2. Highball Signal
1. Hayman John C (1979). Rails Along The Chesapeake (Marvadel Publishers). (Submitted on May 20, 2014, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
2. Tufts, A. (1957). Rails Along The Chesapeake (Henry Holt And Company, New York). (Submitted on May 27, 2014, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Highball Signal image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 17, 2014
3. Highball Signal
Delmarva Secondary Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 17, 2014
4. Delmarva Secondary Looking North
Delmarva Secondary Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, May 17, 2014
5. Delmarva Secondary Looking South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2014, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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