MP*:  0010.90, 0397.33

 

Created July 25, 2015

 

Total Accidents*:   12, 8
Crossing DOT #*:  728100U, 352539X
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS*:   6   (AS OF 1994),  2   (AS OF 2014)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

*The first one of each of these numbers is for the BHRR's DOT number. The second one of each is for CSX's DOT number.

 

This crossing is located on the BHRR S-A Subdivision and the CSX Birmingham Mineral Subdivision.

 

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Overviews of the crossings.
The first signal.

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It's a Harmon cantilever.
All of the lights on this signal are 12x20 inch GRS Lex-C lights.

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The bell on this signal is a General Signals Type 2 e-bell.
The second signal.

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It has a Harmon base.
The lights on this signal are more 12x20 inch GRS Lex-C lights.
The third signal.

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It has another Harmon base.
The emergency information.

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The front lights are WCH 12x20 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs in them.
The rear lights are even more GRS Lex-C 12x20 inch lights.

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The fourth signal.
It has yet another Harmon base.
The emergency information again.

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The front lights are more WCH 12x20 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs in them.
The rear lights are some more GRS Lex-C 12x20 inch lights.

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The bell on this signal is another General Signals Type 2 e-bell.
The fifth signal.

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It also has a Harmon base.
All of the lights on this signal are even more 12x20 inch GRS Lex-C lights.
The sixth, and final, signal.

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It's a Harmon cantilever.
The mast lights on this signal are more 12x20 inch GRS Lex-C lights.

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The overhead lights on this signal are yet even more 12x20 inch GRS Lex-C lights.
The bell on this signal is also a General Signals Type 2 e-bell.
The relay case.

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The BHRR's emergency info. "46th St." is incorrect.
Track views looking northeast towards Avenue F #2 in Birmingham.

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Action shots.

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This light actually has an LED in it.

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Yes, that is a dragon on the side of the cab.
A sign for the BHRR's yard limits.

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A return trip to the crossing on 2-8-20 finds a few changes to the crossing.
The first signal.
It has some new emergency information.

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The second signal.
It has more new emergency information.
The third signal.

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It has more new emergency information, but kept the old & rare vertical CSX emergency information!
The fourth signal.

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It too has more new emergency information, but the old CSX emergency information was kept here as well!
It also now has a GS Type 3 e-bell.

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The fifth signal.
It has even more new emergency information.
The sixth signal.
More new emergency information.

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The crossing activates! Turns out every crossing here activates, no matter which track the train is on. However, the lights on the crossings facing the active one will remain off.

 

Speaking of lights, the one lit-up in Picture 91 still retains an LED in it.

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A BHRR (WAMX) SD40-2 pulls a train through the crossing!

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The train passes.

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The crossing is caught in action again later in the day, this time on the other side! The pair of lights in Pictures 110 and 111 are both LED as well!

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CSX M730 pulls up to the crossing, but stops to pick-up the conductor.

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After a few minutes, M730 gets going once again.

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M730 eventually clears the crossing.

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Pictures 1-68 and the first video were taken on 6-4-15.

Pictures 69-160 and the second, third, and fourth videos were all taken on 2-8-20.