MP:  A377.580

 

Created June 25, 2018

 

Total Accidents:   2
Crossing DOT #:  731875D
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   22   (AS OF 2018)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

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

 

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Overviews of these brand new signals, installed sometime between March and April of 2018.
The first signal.

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It has a Siemens base.
A DOT tag.
The gate mechanism is from Siemens.
The emergency information.

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The lights are Safetran 12x20 inch lights with GE Uniform Look LEDs.
This signal has a General Signals Type 3 electronic bell.
The gate lights are RECO LED gate lights.

 

It appears that Siemens now cast-ons their logo on the gate mechanisms, as seen in Picture 7. This change reminds me of how Safetran gate mechs look, and looks rather nice, IMHO.

 

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The second signal.
Another Safetran base.
A DOT tag.

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Another Siemens gate mechanism.
The emergency information.
This signal uses more Safetran 12x20 inch lights with GE Uniform Look LEDs.

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Another General Signals Type 3 e-bell over here.
More RECO LED gate lights on this signal.
Track view looking east towards Main Street.
Track view looking west towards CR 377 in Wheeler.

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The relay case.
The crossing activates!

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The NS Office Car Special flies through the crossing with an A-B-B-A set of two F9As and two F7Bs! NS's higher-up executives were also aboard the train, as seen in Picture 32.

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After the train quickly passes, the gates rise and the signals shut-off. However, oddly enough, the bells at this crossing are set to ring when the gates rise!

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The remains of the stop signs that were posted here when this was just crossbucks.

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A few pictures of NS W62 heading through the crossing on 4-28-18 with an NS SD70ACe leading an a CSX Dash-8 right behind it. These pictures were expiremental ones shot with a disposable film camera, so the quality of them isn't the best.

 

Either way, I'm glad to have caught the CSX Dash-8 as their numbers are steadily dwindling on the CSX.

When they're getting retired, they're being sent back to GE who's leasing them back out to other railroads, like NS and CN, so many ex-CSX Dash-8s are roaming their lines, unlike the CSX Dash-8 above, which are much less common to see on other railroads these days.

 

 

Pictures 1-37 were taken on 4-26-18.

Pictures 38-40 and the video were taken on 4-28-18.