MP:  A356.40

 

Created June 5, 2016

 

Total Accidents:   0
Crossing DOT #:  731841J
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   13   (AS OF 2014)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

This crossing is located on the NS Memphis District East End.

 

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Overviews of the crossing.
The southbound signal.
It has a SERRMI base.

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An old Southern DOT tag and the emergency information.
A Safetran gate mechanism.
The lights on this signal are Safetran 12x20 inch lights.

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The bell at this crossing is a Safetran mechanical bell.
This signal has RECO gate lights.

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The northbound signal has a Safetran base.
The emergency information again.
Another Safetran gate mechanism.
This signal has Safetran 12x24 inch lights.

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More RECO gate lights on the northbound signal.
The relay case.
Looking west down the tracks.

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Looking east down the tracks.
Action shots. The bell starts up about two seconds before the lights do for some reason.

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A return trip to the crossing on 8-8-16 shows the signals have been replaced!
The new northbound signal.

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It has a Siemens base.
A Siemens gate mechanism.
This signal has Safetran 12x20 inch incandescent lights.

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The emergency information.
The incandescent RECO gate lights and gate arm were re-used.
The new southbound signal.

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Another Siemens base.
Another Siemens gate mechanism.
This signal has more Safetran 12x20 inch incandescent lights.

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The emergency information.
The bell here is now a Safetran Type-3 electronic bell.
The incandescent RECO gate lights and gate arm were also re-used.
The old relay case still controls the signals!

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Track views.
A return trip on 10-4-16 catches the crossing in action. The signals still have the bell start before the lights do!

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NS 73Z goes through the crossing.

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The wire for the gate lights on the northbound signal was cut! I reported this to NS after the train had passed.

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The DPU on the end of the train passes.

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The gates rise.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures 1-32 and the first video were taken on 5-22-15.

The second video was taken on 12-26-15.

The third video was taken on 6-25-16.

Pictures 33-54 were taken on 8-8-16.

Pictures 55-74 and the fourth video were taken on 10-4-16.