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Interesting Findings on the Indy sub and Toledo Sub
« on: June 27, 2011, 12:09:43 AM »
The first three are on the Indy sub.
1st: Connersville
2nd: Cottage Grove
3rd: West McGonigle

4th: Toledo Sub between Butler Street and Hamilton Jct.

The only thing that seems to make sense is that they are the bases for the 800 MHz antennas to receive info from the crossings with 800 MHz capabilities. May be ATCS, but highly doubtful.
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Re: Interesting Findings on the Indy sub and Toledo Sub
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 08:29:45 AM »
There is one of these at CP-273 Post now.

I belive it might be PTC related. the ex B&O is an Amtrak line after all
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Re: Interesting Findings on the Indy sub and Toledo Sub
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 08:48:56 AM »
There is one of these at CP-273 Post now.

I belive it might be PTC related. the ex B&O is an Amtrak line after all
That makes more sense too.
Is the circuitry for the ex-B&O, including Ohio, capable of being modified for PTC possibly?
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Re: Interesting Findings on the Indy sub and Toledo Sub
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 09:12:52 AM »
There are 2 similar antennas at the Broadway Street Crossing in Shelbyville on the Shelbyville Secondary. One has been there for many years and the other, shorter one was installed when the new street crossing was constructed. There are pictures of those antennas on the Shelbyville CSX posting. Since Shelbyville is not signalled I sorta thought they were either radio communications repeaters or for radio control of the crossings.

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Re: Interesting Findings on the Indy sub and Toledo Sub
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 04:00:46 PM »
Based upon their locations, and the look of them, I'm guessing they are probably the base stations for the wayside radios that the dispatcher's use.  Those seem to be locations where they'd be needed the most.  The smaller antenna's might be for the crossing protection, but my money is on the base radios.

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