Western Signals Route 17
Eastern Signals Route 17
Northern Signal Franklin St.
Southern Signals Franklin St.
WRRS Mechanical Bell
Base: WCH
Main Lights: 3 pairs of 12"x24" Harmon Fading LEDs (In Total)
3 pairs of 12"x24" Harmon Fading LEDs (In Total) 2 pairs of 12"x24" Harmon Fading LEDs 2 pairs of 12"x24" Harmon Fading LEDs
Gate Lights: Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Gate Mechanism: WCH
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Crossbuck font
Normal font
Normal font
Normal font
Normal font
Bell Cycle: N/A
Rings from startup until the gates start to rise

All pictures were taken on March 16, 2015, by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Joliet Sub.

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Overview of a huge setup facing east on Route 17.
Overview facing west on Route 17.
Overview facing south on Franklin St.
Overview facing north on Franklin St.
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The western gated signal.
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The western median signal.
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The eastern gated signal.
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The eastern median signal.
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The southern gateless signal on Franklin St.  Franklin is one way going south so there's no need for a gate on this side of the crossing.
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The northern gated signal on Franklin St.  This protects SB traffic on Franklin going straight or turning left.
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This lone gate next to the western gated signal protects EB traffic on Route 17 turning south onto Franklin St.
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2 relay bungalows in the northeast quadrant.
A small relay case in the southwest quadrant.
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The grade is all concrete.
Track view facing north at Route 47 #2.
Track view facing south at the Pedestrian Crossing.

The Harmon LEDs replaced 12"x20" incandescent lights in 2008 I believe.  Why they used Harmons, I have no idea.  The gate holders were installed around 2012.  All of the WCH mechanisms, except for the western gated signal on 17, replaced GRS mechanisms in or after 2012.  Also sometime in or after 2012, the timing of the signals changed, as before the bell only used to ring while the gates were lowering and the gates on 17 went up about 15 seconds before the signal with the bell did.  To see the crossing in 2012, click this video by Santafebuff.

In late 2016, this crossing was completely rehabiliated.  There are now 6 new signals, each with an NEG E Bell, and 4 pedestrian gates protecting Route 17, and Franklin St. no longer crosses the tracks.