Looking Out the Front


Did you ever ride the front car of a subway train and wonder what the signs and signals mean? Here are Web pages that describe the meanings of some of these signs and signals.

New York City Subway Signals
PATH Signals

New York City Subway Signs

New York City Subway Chaining Codes

In order to identify locations on the subway system, the TA uses a series of letters and numbers on each signal. Each signal has a number plate which identifies the distance from a zero point. These pages describe the codes and zero points for all of the NYC subway lines.

Train Whistle SignalsLIRR MP54 whistle

AMTRAK Blog about The NEC Signal System


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Thursday May 21, 2015
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