SAL rear markers : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

Could someone please advise me what type of markers the SAL used on its cabooses and were the same type used on passenger cars. I would like to know what make and color wre used, and what size and color of lense were in the markers.

-- John I. Potter (, June 13, 1998


Blue flags (lights) meant (and still mean) that men are working on, around, under or between the cars protected. Coupling to , uncoupling from, or moving these cars is absolutely prohibited. Movement on the track is prohibited, and switch controls are locked. The flags are locked in place by each group of workmen, and only that group is able to remove it.

-- Bill Donahue (, April 01, 2000.

I inherited from my Grandfather(SAL-52 yrs.) and my Father (SAL-37 yrs.) a pair of Seaboard rear markers. These markers were manufactured by Armsphere-New York and are in the orginal SAL yellow color. The four prismatic lenses are 5 inches in dia. (amber, red, green and blue.) WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE BLUE LENSE ? These markers have a SAL brass plate attached to the top portion of the lamp (close to the heat vents.) The bases are heavy cast metal that can be turned to desired signal color. These markers were in passenger service in the Savannah area. Hope this helps. PS I have another set of lenses in the orginal packing (unmarked.) Bob

-- Bob Lockhart (, March 12, 1999.

There were a pair of yellow Armsphere SAL markers in the Caboose Car Restaurant in the old SAL headquarters building on Broad Street in Richmond, which I was told came from the SAL storehouse. They had three amber and one red lens--the larger variety--the exact diameter of which, I am not sure. (I wish I knew where they went when the shop closed.) The same were used in freight and passenger service, from what I can tell from all the pictures I have. I have two that are unmarked with the small lenses, which I've been told are likely N&W.

-- doug riddell (, July 11, 1998.

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