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Video of the Day: Repairing the Hall signal tower

by Benjamin Kabak

Although the Hall signal tower has since been repaired and LIRR service is operating normally after last Monday’s fire, I spotted this video late this weekend and wanted to pass it along. In it, the MTA goes inside the signal tower and explains what happened to the burned out equipment and how crews had to test each of 200 wires to ensure that the switch is working properly. Getting service up and running with seven days was apparently quite an undertaking.

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Scott E August 31, 2010 - 3:11 pm

I understand the need for orange safety vests when working near moving trains, but what’s the point when working in a signal tower?

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