Pictures 1-11 were taken on March 24, 2008.
Pictures 12-28 were taken on December 19, 2015.
Pictures 29-42 were taken on November 20, 2017.
Pictures 43-65 were taken on February 8, 2018.
Pictures 66-71 were taken on April 23, 2019.
The 1st video was taken on August 23, 2019.
The 2nd video was taken on November 10, 2019.
All pictures and videos were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Pequot Line.
Photos from March
2008. Since then, the only changes were the removal of the
telegraph poles in 2011 and the addition of blue DOT signs in 2014.
In 2017, a new logistics center in
next to this crossing started being built and will be served by this
line. As such, UP is upgrading this dormant track with new ties
and other various track improvements, and also they've upgraded all of
the crossings between Braceville and the new facility, including this
one. New gateless signals were installed as well as a new
Also, somehow I completely forgot take pictures of one of the
signals. I must've been in a hurry, but I swore I had pictures of
it. I went back in February to get pictures of the other signal,
but here's what I got from November first.
An update on the logistics center. Not much has changed.
April 2019, we see the NEG E Bell on the eastern signal was replaced by
a WCH E Bell. Not sure why it got replaced so soon. Also I
included more pictures on the track layout update. There is a
derailer and a switch just north of this crossing. Starting in
August, trains began running 3 times a week to the logistics center.