Updated November 13, 2007

 

Total Accidents:   1

Crossing DOT #:  078996B
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   156   (AS OF 2006)

 

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A night time view of the pedestrian crossing.
A closeup of one of the belled signals. The bell is a WCH mechanical.
Facing East.

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Facing West, A train sits in the distance. It is UP 3986.
A Signal bridge with a closeup of a green light. Some kind of train should be on its way...

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This setup is very weird. Each signal has 4 " gate lights that flash alternately, and are positioned between the middle track. Two of the 4 signals have mechanical bells.

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Facing East again.
The relay case.
A Metra train crosses. You can barely see the signals activated. Picture 15 appears to have some time lapse.

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A closeup of one of the 4 signals with a newer WCH mechanical bell. An older WCH mechanical bell used to be here.
They put the signals surrounding track 2. Not on the platforms...

 

According to the FRA, this crossing was created in 1983 by BN.

Pictures 1-18 were taken on May 25, 2007.

 

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An overview of the crossing.
A closeup on two of the signals.
An old BN DOT number.

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The other 2 signals.
Facing East.
Facing West.
The view from the other side.

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A closeup of the 4" lights.
The shadow reflects off a rail.
One of the WCH mechanicals.
A controller for the crossing.

 

More information on picture 30: Sometimes you will see a BNSF employee working with it to shut off the crossing. The crossing has numerous problems. Not pictured, an intermodel train slowly beings to move, and right behind the intermodel train, a light engine move was barreling down. The light power and the back of the intermodel train were just feet away from each other. The signals turned off 5 seconds before the intermodel train ended and did nto turn back on for the light power move.

 

Pictures 19-30 were taken on October 29, 2007.

 

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Pictures of the crossing in action.

 

Pictures 31-32 were taken on November 2, 2007.