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donniebilson
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Odd crossing lights
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« on: Oct 29th, 2008, 3:18pm »
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This is an unusual crossing light why would you need a second set on top?

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Re: Odd crossing lights
 
« Reply #1 on: Oct 31st, 2008, 3:12pm »
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My guess is that the signal is at the bottom of a small slope; the upper lights can be seen sooner by approaching vehicles.  The lower ones are likely retained because that is the standard.  That's my guess without seeing the approach.  There used to be a NYS&W grade crossing with NJ Rte 94 near Vernon that is at the bottom of a dip that I came upon one night doing the posted 50MPH and I had to get on the binders fairly hard.  It's a good thing I knew the crossing was there and that the signal was activated well in advance of the engineer sounding his horns.  They may have put up the higher "highway" type lights by now.

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Re: Odd crossing lights
 
« Reply #2 on: Nov 1st, 2008, 10:31pm »
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Do you have a picture of the whole crossing;  ie road, rail and both sets of signals?  Also,  where is this crossing (address)?
 
I would agree without any other info that there must be some sort of sight obstruction that would facilitate the extra set.


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Re: Odd crossing lights
 
« Reply #3 on: Nov 3rd, 2008, 3:00pm »
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No this is the only pic I have

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