MP:  A406.60

 

Created June 5, 2016

 

Total Accidents:   10
Crossing DOT #:  731944J
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   9   (AS OF 2014)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

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

 

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Overviews of the crossing.
The first signal.

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It has an unmarked base.
The DOT tag and emergency information.

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It has a Safetran gate mechanism.
The lights on this signal are a mixture of newer Safetran 12x20 inch lights and older Safetran 12x24 inch lights.

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The gate lights are from RECO.
The second signal.
It has a SERRMI base.

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Another Safetran gate mechanism over here.
The emergency information.
This signal has a pair of Safetran 12x20 inch lights on it.

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A Safetran Type-3 e-bell over here.
This signal has more RECO gate lights.
The third signal.

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It has a Safetran base.
The DOT tag and emergency information.
This signal has yet another Safetran gate mech.

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This signal has all Safetran 12x24 inch lights.
The bell here is a General Signals Type-2 e-bell.
Even more RECO gate lights on this signal.

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The relay case.

Track views. Picture 35 looks southeast towards 6th Street and George Wallace Boulevard.

Picture 35 looks northwest towards Atlanta Avenue in Sheffield and 2nd Street, also in Sheffield.

The crossing activates.

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The first train to pass is NS 16Z with a pair of SD60Es.

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The crossing activates a second time.

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NS 17A comes through this time with a UP SD70ACe leading a pair of NS Dash-9s.

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A return trip on 3-21-18 shows a massive upgrade to the crossing!
The first signal.

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It's a Siemens cantilever with a RACO logo on the splice box.
The emergency information.
The mast lights are all Safetran 12x20 inch lights with GE Uniform Look LEDs.

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The overhead lights are more Safetran 12x20 inch lights with GE Uniform Look LEDs.
A General Signals Type 3 electronic bell.
A Siemens base.

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A (refurbished) Safetran gate mechanism.
RECO LED gate lights.
The second signal, which is a very tall mast signal!

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It has another Siemens base.
Another (refurbished) Safetran gate mechanism.
A DOT tag and the emergency information.

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This signal has just one pair of Safetran 12x20 inch lights with GE Uniform Look LEDs.
More RECO LED gate lights over here.
The third signal.

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It's another Siemens cantilever with a RACO logo on the splice box.
The emergency information and a DOT tag.

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This signal also has all Safetran 12x20 inch lights with GE Uniform Look LEDs.

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Another General Signals Type 3 electronic bell.
Yet another Siemens base.
Yet another (refurbished) Safetran gate mechanism over here.
This signal has more RECO LED gate lights.

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The relay case.
Track views.
The crossing activates!

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A local freight comes through with three SD40-2s running long-hood forwards!

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The train passes...

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...and the gates rise.

 

 

 

Pictures 1-60 and the first video were taken on 5-7-16.

Pictures 61-120 and the second video were taken on 3-26-18.