TV24 at CP 277

TV24 at CP 277
Conrail TV-24 rolls east through rural Central New York in Onondaga County, September 1994.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Book Has Landed!!

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the release of my first book, Guide to Signals and Interlockings, which is in print and available for sale!   

In the largest news to date on the Onondaga Cutoff, the layout is the central feature of this new publication by the editors of Model Railroader magazine.  It is the culmination of the journey that the signals on the Onondaga Cutoff have been, and contains information on the process so that the reader can understand how that works.  

Many nights and weekends went into it, and now it's available from booksellers, hobby shops, online, and also directly from the publisher at

In the 'Is this really happening' department, a friend sent me a screen shot showing the book having reached '#1 Best Seller' status on Amazon.   Amazing!  

Thank you for all the support!  I hope readers enjoy it and learn more about railroads and signaling as a result.  In a hobby and in a world where there is always more to learn, it is a humbling and exciting process to go through the journey of creating something like this.  I am grateful for the opportunity and excited for the future!


  1. When it comes time to put signals and controlled turnouts on my layout, I will have to pick up that book. Congrats! Does the book cover the wiring of turnouts and signals, as well as controlling these with a computer (like JMRI)?


  2. Harrison,

    It starts with history and background, then goes on to talk about wiring of turnouts and signals as well as using JMRI to control them, yes. Thanks and enjoy!


  3. Your book is very helpful as I begin the final phase of the layout, signalling, and yes Ithis should have been done earlier in the process.