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davideglasgow
04-26-2006, 06:52 PM
What does the term "highball" mean? I've heard it on the scanner. Is that the engineer using it, or the dispatcher?

fuente1
04-26-2006, 06:56 PM
What does the term "highball" mean? I've heard it on the scanner. Is that the engineer using it, or the dispatcher?


It means GO. Derived from the old Ball Signal usage. Used to be 3 balls on a wire hanging from a pole, when all 3 balls were visable on the highest point on the pole, it signaled a "highball". Usually, in my experience, the Conductor or Dispatcher would give the engineer the highball.

J
04-26-2006, 08:31 PM
Source: http://www.narcoa.org/misc_pix/xcur/wild_98neweng.htm