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Western Signal
Eastern Signal
Bell:NEG E Bell
NEG E Bell
Base: Siemens
Siemens
Main Lights: 2 pairs of 12"x24" GE Dotted LEDs in Safetran frames
2 pairs of 12"x24" GE Dotted LEDs in Safetran frames
Gate Lights: Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Gate Mechanism: Invensys Rail
Invensys Rail
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Crossbuck font
Normal font, double sided
Normal font, double sided
Bell Cycle: Rings for the whole duration
Rings for the whole duration

Pictures 1-21 were taken on December 22, 2010.
Pictures 22-44 were taken on March 16, 2015.
The video was taken on December 14, 2015.
Pictures 45-51 were taken on November 25, 2016.
Pictures 52-77 were taken on November 19, 2017.
The 2nd video was taken on
All pictures and video were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Joliet Sub.

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Overview of 2 gated signals protecting a field crossing facing east.
Overview facing west.
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The western signal.
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The eastern signal.
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The field the crossing protects.
The grade is all concrete.
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Track view facing north towards Stonewall Rd.
Track view facing south towards Scully Rd.
The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.

In 2012, the grade was resurfaced during the 110 mph track upgrade.
Interestingly enough, unlike almost every other crossing on this line, the gate holders did not get replaced.

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Overview facing east.
Overview facing west.
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The western signal.
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The eastern signal.
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The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
The newer concrete grade.
Track view facing south towards Scully Rd. Track view facing north towards Stonewall Rd.

These signals replaced a pair of crossbucks in the early 2000s.  Originally the gates had 4" WCH incandescents, but they were replaced with Aurora LEDs around 2009.  This was one of the few crossings to retian the original gate savers past 2012.

In November 2016, I noticed a new relay bungalow was installed with wires surrounding the crossing.

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Photos of the progress.

By April 2017, 2 new signals were installed and the relay bungalow was removed.  The new signals have much longer gates on them to cover the whole "road" as opposed to installing a full quad gate installation here.
Also, for some completely inexplicable reason, the new DOT signs on the signals have the wrong number on them.  I looked the number they have, 195367J, and it's for a crossing in Trimont, MN!

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Overview of the new signals facing east.
Overview facing west.
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The western signal.  Again, I have no idea how it got these DOT signs for the crossing in Minnesota.
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The new eastern signal.
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The new relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
This has the correct DOT number, as opposed to the signs on the signals...
The newer concrete grade.
Track view facing north towards Stonewall Rd.Track view facing south towards Scully Rd.

Note in the 1st video below the train does not blow its horn for the crossing.  Since this is techncially a private crossing in the middle of nowhere, trains are not required to honk here, but I'm not going to label this crossing as a quiet zone since some trains do honk for these crossings.  I guess it depends on the engineer.

Also, note in the 2nd video that the crossbuck on the eastern signal is now dangling upside down.  The top bolt must've come undone.