Barn 4 Exhibit Display Signal 01
Barn 4 Exhibit
Display Signal 01
Description:Ex-B&O Tilting Target

Equipment Information

Manually operated signals similar to this were first used in 1857 and protected the crossing of two railway lines. Usually, the beam would be left upright to indicate clear track. Before proceeding across the crossing, the train’s crew would set the opposing signals at horizontal, for “stop,” and then reset them to vertical after they had cleared the crossing. This signal was used at a point where the Baltimore & Ohio and Detroit Toledo & Ironton railroads crossed in Jackson, Ohio.

Manufacturer: General Railway Signal
Style: Tilting target
Configuration: Single head
Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio
Original Location: Jackson, OH
Condition: Complete / restored / operational (display)