Ball Signal

Ball Signal (HM1HRL)

Location: Conway, NH 03860 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 3.105', W 71° 7.738'

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This BALL SIGNAL was once located at WAUMBEK JUNCTION, a crossing of the Maine Central R.R. and Boston & Maine R.R. in the Town of Jefferson, New Hampshire. The signal was operated by a member of the train crew. One ball raised to the masthead allowed trains of the Boston & Maine to cross the Maine Central tracks, two balls at the masthead gave Maine Central trains the right to cross the B&M. Ball signals were once commonplace at railroad crossings throughout the United States, and were the origin of the term "Highball". The last ball signal in regular service on an American railroad still stands at Whitefield, N.H.
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Date Added Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 9:05am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 329459 N 4879824
Decimal Degrees44.05175000, -71.12896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 3.105', W 71° 7.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 3' 6.3" N, 71° 7' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Norcross Cir, Conway NH 03860, US
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