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Trackside sign reference
« on: Dec 13th, 2011, 12:24am »
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I ride the ACE train on UPRR tracks here in California, and I'd like to be able to interpret the trackside signage I see. For example, I see a lot of square white signs with nothing but a black "X" inside. I have no idea what they mean! Is there a guide somewhere online?

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 23rd, 2012, 5:58pm »
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the "X" sign is placed 1/4 mile in advance of a road crossing.  IT is to tell the tracn crews to start blowing the horn as warning for the road.
See the last page in this document:  www.uprr.com/aboutup/operations/specs/attachments/amended/signs.pdf
For more than you probably want to know, go here:
This folder is titled Technical Specifications for Construction of Industrial Tracks and gives you links to the file above, plus several others needed for people developing industrial site layouts that include track.  
In addition, on the left side is a link to the Joint BNSF Railway and UPRR Guidelines for Railroad Grade Separation Projects.
These are public sites.

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