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green_elite_cab
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« Reply #20 on: May 7th, 2005, 4:13pm »
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hey there is somethign liek that out by me, its almost exactly the same, excpet there are no letters, just on big light and the little red one.   its on marne highway. when i saw that signal i gifured the black covering must have been taken off.   other wise it looks exactly the same.    
 
i was wonderign what that was, and it seemed odd that it was closer to eth road than the tracks.
 
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George_Harris
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« Reply #21 on: May 8th, 2005, 4:11am »
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Chris, Without a picture, I am clueless.  George

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green_elite_cab
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« Reply #22 on: May 8th, 2005, 7:50am »
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here is a quick MS paint drawing.  it looks kind old, and i don't think it works anymore, but it looks exactly like the one with the septa silver liners in it, except with a white light and no words.  its also in a similar situation.    
 
the cross bucks, which are alot newer and shinier, face in both  people driveing up and down marne highway,, and going throgh the back road that crosss marne highway and the tracks, so it seems like a signal like that wouldn't be needed anymore, and explains why there are no words, maybe somebody took them off the signal.



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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #23 on: Oct 9th, 2005, 12:56pm »
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Today they would install a sidelight on the mast. I do remember seeing this in the MUCTD manual, but I'm not sure where.
 
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/


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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #24 on: Oct 11th, 2005, 4:43pm »
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San Diego Trolley has several at Arnele, and  in La Mesa at Lemon, La Mesa Blvd and Allison, and at Severin Dr.  to warn the knuckleheads that drive out here not to try and make a right on red turn WHEN THE GATE IS DOWN, believe it or not, and they STILL try it now and again!!  
 
 
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« Reply #25 on: May 13th, 2006, 11:18pm »
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Here's a shot of a 90 degree crossing signal located at the River Road grade crossing in Gibraltar, PA on the NS "Turkey Path".
 
And I have to relate this story.  As I lined up to get the shot of the dark signal, almost as if it new I was taking it's picture, the grade crossing gates activated and the 90 degree signal lit up!!  I was able to take a few shots of the lit signal before the gates went back up.  Not a train in sight.
 
Chris C.


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NJ Railfan
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« Reply #26 on: May 19th, 2006, 10:48am »
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Here's a shot of a 90 degree crossing signal located at the River Road grade crossing in Gibraltar, PA on the NS "Turkey Path".
 
And I have to relate this story.  As I lined up to get the shot of the dark signal, almost as if it new I was taking it's picture, the grade crossing gates activated and the 90 degree signal lit up!!  I was able to take a few shots of the lit signal before the gates went back up.  Not a train in sight.
 
Chris C.

 
That's great! I hope they got a maintainer out there after that!  
 
Some towns in NJ along the CSX River Line use these traffic light mounted boards, which are hard to read and easy to miss (I could have easily turned right into this train if I wasn't paying attention).


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« Reply #27 on: Jun 7th, 2006, 11:24pm »
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I installed many at various crossings on the PC in New England. They started showing up in aluminum around 1970. Before that they were heavy cast steel and difficult to maintain. MADE BY Safetran modeled after thier flx series flasher lights.

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electro soundwave
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« Reply #28 on: Jun 17th, 2006, 5:51pm »
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I see the type that Steve mentioned all acorss the NS lines here in Greenville and there's one crossing where the Piedmont & Northern (CSX) runs parallel to the Southern Mainline with Rutherford Road running in between (this is the old WWI Camp Sevier area) so there's one crossing with those signals for both railroads.
 
There's one of the signals that's mentioned in the original post at the ADM plant in Charlotte. The crossing it serves is the SAL/SOU diamond.


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electro soundwave
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« Reply #29 on: Jun 17th, 2006, 5:59pm »
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OK, I found a pic of the ADM plant crossing. The signal in question is all the way to the far right. This is on Seabord Street (gee I wonder where they got that name) and the track closest to us is the Seaboard Bostic/Monroe line. In the background you'll see the Atlanta/Charlotte Airline, which is run by the Richmond and Danville (or one of their sucessor companies  ) The signal with the greenlight is for the diamond. That's controlled by the R&D (I think they got reorganized as Southern, or something like that) and tells the SAL when they can cross

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csxwilsmere
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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #30 on: Jun 22nd, 2006, 11:10pm »
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on Apr 21st, 2005, 5:31pm, ATF1224 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
There are a couple of these in Basset, Virginia on the Norfolk Southern Winston-Salem District.  They protect crossings going into the Bassett Furniture Plant.
 
Speaking of odd signals:

 
At the bottom of the pole, it has an NS sticker


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Adam17
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« Reply #31 on: Jun 23rd, 2006, 12:30am »
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on Jun 15th, 2003, 1:28am, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's an odd little signal near my local Septa (formerly Reading) station crossing.  As you can see from the pic, it still performs a valuable function.  
 
Anyone know an approx age or manufacturer on this one?  

 
Is that Hancock Street? Broad Street also has one.  (Lansdale, PA)


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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #32 on: Jun 23rd, 2006, 5:39pm »
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on Jun 23rd, 2006, 12:30am, Adam17 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Is that Hancock Street? Broad Street also has one.  (Lansdale, PA)

Adam, if you can tell by the power thing in the backround, that is along the R6.


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« Reply #33 on: Jun 24th, 2006, 11:00am »
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Well soorrry....

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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #34 on: Jun 25th, 2006, 6:08pm »
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on May 19th, 2006, 10:48am, NJ Railfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Some towns in NJ along the CSX River Line use these traffic light mounted boards, which are hard to read and easy to miss (I could have easily turned right into this train if I wasn't paying attention).

DART has one of those LED boards on San Jacinto St at Routh St, and I've found it very easy to read even when the sun is behind you.  It's the only one in the system that I've seen and that's one of the few gated crossings in downtown (most use mere traffic lights).  The trains come out of a tunnel portal below grade and make a fast 90-degree turn to parallel San Jacinto; you can't see them until a second or two before they cross, so this is an absolutely critical place for such a sign.  The rest of DART's gated crossings simply use sidelights to warn drivers on a parallel road not to turn.


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RailFanMan
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« Reply #35 on: Jul 2nd, 2006, 11:04pm »
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There is one of these near the CSX seneca yard in Buffalo. The rail on the left is run by NS and the rail on the right is a shortline, Buffalo Southern. I'll grab a ground level pic if interested.

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Ranaldo20
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« Reply #36 on: Aug 16th, 2006, 8:06pm »
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There's one of these on CSX's W&A sub just south of Chattanooga in Graysville, Ga.

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pjb
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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #37 on: Sep 10th, 2006, 10:18am »
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Both Western-Cullen-Hayes, and Western Signal
(that isn't related to the former) have made units
that perform this function in one form or another.
My guess is that all of the firms in the signal
business and their predecessors in the epoch of
electrified grade crossing signals havemade them.
 
There are/were old ones with neon like arrows iin
New Jersey on what I believe was the "Chemical
Coast" line , and someone (Provincial Forest Division,
BC Highways, BC Rail ) owns portable units with
strobes, and powerful spot light illuminants
that do same thing. They also have smoke warnings
of similar construction which are part and parcel
of the same problem. They seem to have
interface cables to rail plant. Given the givens: of fog,
smoke, foul air, lousy visibility, etc.- I have had to
forego my desire to examine the scene when I have
encountered it.  
My guess is that someone was slaughtered secondary
to burning forest ground waste, and obscured  crossings
in order to have justified this production.
Good-Luck, PJB


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RDG-LNE
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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #38 on: Nov 29th, 2006, 9:39pm »
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There are several very similiar to this along the Ex-Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines trackage in Gloucester City NJ. The tracks split a road and there is a lane of traffic on each side of the right-of-way.  
 
Drew


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Re: Ever see one of these?
 
« Reply #39 on: Dec 11th, 2006, 11:09pm »
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Yes,I have!!!! CSX HAS ONE IN MUlBERRY FLORIDA ON HWY 60!!!! just before the cross over!!!!

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