MP:  A309.200

 

Created June 25, 2018

 

Total Accidents:   2
Crossing DOT #:  731747V
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 the crossing, which was installed in 2014 according to the FRA, oddly enough.
The first signal.

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It has a Safetran base.

A Safetran gate mechanism, strangely enough.

A DOT tag and the emergency information.

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This signal has all Safetran 12x20 inch lights.
The bell on this signal is a Safetran Type 3 electronic bell.
This signal uses NEG gate lights.

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The second signal.
It has another Safetran base.
Another Safetran gate mechanism, which is still somewhat strange.
A DOT tag.

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The emergency information.
This signal has more Safetran 12x20 inch lights.
Another Safetran Type 3 over here.

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This signal uses more NEG gate lights.
The relay case.
Track view looking southwest towards CR 8 in Woodville.
Track view looking northeast towards CR 119.

 

Not sure why these signals use Safetran gate mechanisms, as Safetran became Invensys Rail in 2011/2012, yet these signals were put up in 2014, according to the FRA. I wonder if NS re-used these signals from somewhere else, or at least the gate mechanisms?

 

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A side view of the crossing.
A memorial for a person killed here back in 2007.
The crossing activates!

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This signal has a sagging gate arm.

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NS 162 comes through with three Dash-9s for power.

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The train passes and the signals deactivate.

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A defect detector located near the crossing.

 

 

 

This crossing isn't actually on CR 30 itself, but a small unnamed/unnumbered connecting road between CR 30 and AL 35.

The FRA says it's located on CR 30 though, and Jackson County has signs posted along AL 35 that point towards CR 30 along the road, so I'm calling it CR 30.

 

All pictures and the first video were taken on 6-7-17.

The second video was taken on 12-31-17.