Discussion in 'On the Road' started by KL7AJ, Aug 11, 2017.
There's a whole website dedicated to wigwag's....Dan's wigwag site.
There's a reason most of them are gone, as well as semaphore and searchlight signals.
Would you ride a steamer at 120 mph?
My all time fave is the "Blue Comet" probably cuz she was a local girl.
These things are alive.
I've been trackside when an Acela goes by at even higher speeds. Fryin' chickens in the barnyard!
And then there's the TGV:
574.8 km/hr is 357.1 mph.
You aren't as likely to hit a cow on the protected TGV track. I couldn't believe the Mallard was going 120 mph through SWITCHYARDS!
Those are interlockings, not yards. The track and switches were good for the speed.