MP:  0690.61

 

Created June 9, 2016

 

Total Accidents:   4
Crossing DOT #:  639645D
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   1   (ESTIMATED)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

This crossing is located on the ATN SG Line.

 

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Overviews of the crossing.
The first signal.

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It has a US&S base.
The DOT tag.
The lights on this signal are a mixture of 8 inch Safetran, US&S, and WABCO lights!

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This light has an odd visor.
The bell is a General Signals Type-2 e-bell.

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The second signal.
It has an unmarked base.
The DOT tag.

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This signal has Safetran 12x24 inch lights.
Track views. Picture 19 looks east towards Main Street in Ohatchee, AL. Picture 20 looks west towards Alabama Street in Odenville.

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The relay case.
The crossing activates!

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ATN Z390 crawls through the crossing with a bit of a colorful lash-up.

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More pictures of the engines.

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The train finally passes, and the police officer in picture 50 races off to their destination.

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A return trip on 3-8-18 shows that the gateless signals here were replaced!
The first signal. Take note of where the 3 Tracks sign is mounted...

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It has a Safetran base.
A Safetran gate mechanism.
The emergency information.

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The lights are a mixture of Safetran 12x20 inch, Safetran 12x24 inch, and Harmon 12x20 inch lights, all with Electro-Tech LEDs!

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This signal uses NEG LED gate lights.
The second signal.

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It has a Lincoln Industries base with duck tape where the cover should be!
This signal uses a WCH gate mechanism!
The emergency information.

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The lights on this signal are a mixture of Safetran 12x20 inch, Safetran 12x24 inch, and WCH 12x24 inch lights, all with more Electro-Tech LEDs!

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The crossing still has only one General Signals Type 2 electronic bell, now located on the southbound signal.
More NEG LED gate lights here.

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The relay case is still the same! Though it might've been moved a bit closer to the crossing.
Track views.

 

With the variety of equipment and how mis-matched everything here is, it almost appears that the ATN built these two signals out of spare parts!

Also, it appears to me that the 3 Tracks signs on the signals were an afterthought by the railroad. Both signs only have one mounting piece for them, which on the second signal causes it to be cocked at an angle.

The 3 Tracks sign on the first signal is mounted in a place where it's obscured by the lights of the signal that it's on!

 

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Another return trip on 3-22-18 catches the crossing in action!

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Picture 114 was caught mid-flash.

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Pictures 1-52 and the first and second videos were taken on 5-25-16.

Pictures 53-80 were taken on 3-8-18.

Pictures 81-136 and the third video were taken on 3-22-18.