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Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern and former Conrail searchlight signals can be connected to the Signalist SC1 as in the below diagrams. For former Norfolk and Western signals see the Norfolk and Western page.

Norfolk Southern triple head searchlight connected to a SC1

Union Pacific triple head searchlight wiring diagram



Norfolk Southern twin head + single head searchlight connected to a SC1

Union Pacific double head searchlight wiring diagram


Note that when using the CV38=8 configuration, flashing aspects can be achieved by toggling between the solid aspect and dark. Software such as JMRI will do this automatically.

NS
2008
Rule

Conrail
2008 Rule

Description

Aspect No

Triple head  CV38=76

Double head  CV38=77

Single head  CV38=77

Aspect
No

Single head  CV38=132

Single head when CV38=129

310

N292

Stop

0

R

R

R

R

R

R

0

R

R

309

N290

Restricting (alt 1)

7

R

R

Y

- -

-

0

R

R

309

N290

Restricting (alt 2)

8




R


Y

-

1

Y

Y

308

(N286 triple)

Diverging Approach

8

R

Y

R

R

Y

-

8

-

-

307

N285

Approach

17

Y

R

R

Y

R

Y

1

Y

Y

306.1

(N286 double)

Diverging Approach Restricted (alt 1)

10

R

y

R

R

y

-

8

-

-

306.1

N288

Diverging Approach Restricted (alt 2)

9

R

R

y

R

y

-

8

-

-

306

N282a

Approach Restricted

20

y

R

R

y

R

y

5

y

y

304

N283

Diverging Clear
(alt 1)

14

R

G

R

R

G

-

8

-

-

304

N287

Diverging Clear
(alt 2)

13

R

R

G

- -

-

8

-

-

303

N284

Advance Approach (alt1)

19

Y

Y

R

Y

Y

-

8

-

-

303


Advance Approach (alt2)

18

Y

R

Y

Y

Y

-

8

-

-


302

N282

Approach  Diverging

21

Y

G

R

Y

G

-

8

-

-

301

N281

Clear

23

G

R

R

G

R

G

2

G

G

-

N281b

Approach Limited

22

Y

g

R

Y

g

-

8

-

-

-

N281c

Limited Clear

15

R

g

R

R

g

-

8

-

-

-

N283a

Medium Approach Medium

11

R

Y

G



-

8

-

-

-

-

Dark

24-31

- - -

- -

-

8

-

-


Key R=Red, r=Flashing Red G =Green, g=Flashing Green, Y=Yellow, y=Flashing Yellow, L=Lunar, 
W=White.


In JMRI use DCC Signal Mast Decoder for CV38=76, CV38=77, CV38=132 and CV38=129. For CV38=8 use Double Output for each head. Visit the JMRI NS-2008 signal system to see the available mast types.


Signal reference chart can be found in Norfolk Southern operating rules PDF



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