MP:  0293.68

 

Created August 4, 2014

 

Total Accidents:   7
Crossing DOT #:  352072A
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   19   (AS OF 2013)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

This crossing is located on the CSX S&NA North Sub.

 

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Overviews of the crossing.
The first signal.

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This is a Modern Industries cantilever.
The emergency information.
12x24 inch Modern Industries lights on the mast.

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More of the same lights overhead.
A General Signals Type 1 electronic bell.

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The second signal.
This signal is almost exactly the same as the other one. The only difference for this one is that it doesn't have a bell.

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Looking north along the line.

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Looking south down the line.
The relay case.
Action shots.

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On 7-24-15, I made a return trip back out to the crossing and discovered that it had been upgraded to LED.

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Both signals now have WCH 2nd Generation LEDs in the lights.

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Another return trip on 10-18-15 catches the crossing in action. The signals were caught mid-flash in picture 50.

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A fourth return trip on 5-15-16 shows that the crossing is being upgraded!

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The first new signal.
It's a Progress Rail cantilever.

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The emergency information.
This signal has a Siemens gate mechanism.
The mast lights are WCH 12x24 inch lights with WCH 3rd Generation LEDs in them.

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The overhead lights are more WCH 12x24 inch lights with WCH 3rd Generation LEDs.
This signal has an NEG e-bell.
The second new signal.

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It's another Progress Rail cantilever.
The emergency information.
It has another Siemens gate mechansim.

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All of the lights on this signal are more WCH 12x24 inch lights with WCH 3rd Generation LEDs.

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This signal has another NEG e-bell.
A new pedestrian signal.
It has a WCH base.

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It also has a third Siemens gate mech.
The old and new relay cases. The old one was still in use at the time.

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Looking south along the tracks towards Washington Street.
Looking north along the tracks towards Hobbs Street.
Where one of the old cantilevers once stood.
Action shots.

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The gate mechs didn't move since they weren't hooked up yet.
An NS Dash-9 leads a CSX grain train through the crossing!

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Another return trip on 6-3-16 shows the upgrade is complete.
The first signal now has a gate.

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The new emergency information sign.
This signal now has RECO LED gate lights.
The second signal got a gate as well.
Another new emergency information sign.

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This signal now has RECO LED gate lights as well.
The pedestrian signal with its gate.
The new relay case is in use now.
Action shots.

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This was the last incandescent crossing in Athens.

 

Photos 1-22 were taken on July 26, 2013.

Photos 23-41 and the first video were taken on July 19, 2014.

The second video was taken on March 28, 2015.

The third video was taken on May 22, 2015.

Photos 42-49 were taken on July 24, 2015.

Photos 50-63 and the fourth video were taken on October 18, 2015.

Photos 64-105 and the fifth video were taken on May 15, 2016.

Photos 106-124 and the sixth video were taken on June 3, 2016.