MP:  NON1.400

 

Created July 25, 2015

 

Total Accidents:   7
Crossing DOT #:  843927D
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   9   (AS OF 2020)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

This crossing is located on the BHRR South Ensley Subdivision.

 

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Overviews of the crossing.
The first signal.

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It has a Safetran base.
The gate mech is from Safetran as well.
The lights are GRS Lex-C 12x20 inch lights.

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The bell is a WCH mechanical bell.
The gate lights are Safetran gate lights.
The emergency information.

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The second signal.
It has an unmarked base.
The gate mechanism is another Safetran one.

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The front lights are WCH 12x20 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs.
The rear lights are more GRS Lex-C 12x20 inch lights.

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The bell on this signal is another WCH mechanical bell.
The gate lights over here are more Safetran gate lights as well.

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The emergency information again.
The relay case.

Track views. Picture 27 looks southwest towards Patterson Avenue in Hueytown and New Mulga Loop Road in Pleasant Grove.

Picture 28 looks northeast towards Crawford Street in Fairfield and 9th Avenue & Jersey Street in Birmingham.

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An old base of some kind next to the crossing.

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A return trip on 1-21-20 shows a few changes to one of the signals here.

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The rear lights on this signal were replaced with WCH 12x24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs!
The bell was also replaced with a General Signals e-bell.
The other signal thankfully remains unchanged.

 

Didn't notice it at the time of documenting the newer pictures, but it appears the signal had the base and at least the counter-weight arms on the gate mech replaced as well.

It's possible the entire signal was replaced, and the front lights were just re-used (especially since the ENS sign is now on the signal's mast), but I'd have to go back and double check, especially to see if the gate mech was replaced entirely or not as well.

 

Pictures 1-29 were taken on 6-4-15.

Pictures 30-36 were taken on 1-21-20.