Pictures 1-11 were taken on March 24, 2008.
Pictures 12-36 were taken on July 28, 2011.
Pictures 37-84 and the video were taken on March 14, 2015.
Pictures 85-91 were taken on December 19, 2015.
All pictures and video were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the BNSF Chillicothe Sub with UP having trackage rights on it as well.
Photos from March
2008. At the time, the signals on Division St. were older ones
with 12"x20" Safetran incandescents, WRRS gate mechanisms, and 4" RECO
incandescent gate lights. The signals on Lincoln St. was the same way, except with a Safetran gate mechanism.
In late 2008, a new bungalow appeared
behind the current bungalow, but this does not appear to be for the
crossing. I'm still not sure what it's for.
In late 2008, the signal on Lincoln St. received 4" RECO LED gate lights, but by 2010, were reverted back to incandescent!
By 2009, the gate light closest to the gate mechanism on the eastern signal was LED, while the rest were still incandescent.
In June 2009, the telegraph poles were removed.
By the end of 2010, all gate lights on the eastern signal were LED.
I had noted that by June 2011, all crossings around Coal City had
received LEDs, except this one, which made me curious about the future
of these signals.
On July 11, 2011, I noticed BNSF was going to close the crossing for
repairs. I went out to see the work and those videos can be seen here and here.
When I went past the crossing on July 17, new signals were installed on
Division St., not just any signals, but they were the brand new signals
that were installed at Oak St. just 2 years before. Now that Oak
St. closed, they moved those signals over to 113 as these were about
the oldest crossing signals in Coal City and protected a very busy
road. Interestingly, the new eastern signal has the same Safetran
base that the old signal had.
Overview of the new signals facing west.
Overview facing east.
signal. I believe this was also the eastern signal at Oak St.
just with a GS Type 2 added to it and it's using the old Safetran base
from the previous signal.
The new western signal.
The Lincoln St. signal just received an LED light upgrade.
The grade is all concrete. Some new concrete slabs were added to the western end of the crossing to replaced broken ones.