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Western Main Signal
Western Quad Signal
Eastern Main Signal Eastern Quad Signal
Bell:NEG E Bell
NEG E Bell WCH Type 1.5 E Bell NEG E Bell
Base: Siemens
Safetran/Siemens
WCH/Safetran Safetran/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
2 pairs of 12"x24" 1st Gen WCH LEDs 2 pairs of 12"x24" GE Dotted LEDs in Safetran frames
Gate Lights: Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs Aurora LEDs Aurora LEDs
Gate Mechanism: Siemens
Siemens
WCH Siemens
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Crossbuck font
Normal font, double sided
Normal font, double sided Normal font, double sided Normal font, double sided
Bell Cycle: Rings for the whole duration Rings for the whole duration Rings for the whole duration Rings for the whole duration

Pictures 1-22 were taken on December 22, 2010.
Pictures 23-56 and the 1st video were taken on December 23, 2014.
Pictures 57-60 were taken on November 25, 2016.
Pictures 61-109 and the 2nd video were taken on November 19, 2017.
All pictures and videoss were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Joliet Sub.

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Overview facing east.
Overview looking west.
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The western signal and private crossing sign.
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The eastern signal and private crossing sign.
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Track view facing north towards Gorman Rd.
Track view facing south towards Filman Rd.
The original concrete grade.
The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.

In 2012, the concrete grade shown in Picture 21 was replaced with a newer concrete grade during a major track upgrade to make this line 110 mph for Amtraks.
The gate holders were also replaced around the same time.

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Overview facing east.
Overview looking 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 Filman Rd.
Track view facing north towards Gorman Rd.
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Action shots from the northbound Texas Eagle.

These signals replaced a pair of crossbucks in the early 2000s.
The gates originally had 4" WCH incandescents, but were replaced wtih Aurora LEDs around 2009.

In November 2016, I noticed a new bungalow pop up along with wiring all around the crossing.

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Views of the new bungalow, plus a resurfaced grade.  Also note that the private crossing signs were removed.

By April 2017, the crossing was upgraded with quad gates.  3 new signals were installed with the eastern signal remaining in place, but now it has a newer gate, a Safetran base was added, and the crossbuck was moved up the signal to better match the high mounted crossbucks on the new signals.  The older relay bungalow was also removed.

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Overview of the new ginormous setup facing east.
Overview facing west.
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The new western main signal.  I'm not sure they didn't reuse the old signal on this side, but they did for the other side.
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The updated eastern main signal.
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The new western quad signal.
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Action shots from the northbound Texas Eagle.
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The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
The concrete grade.
Track view facing north towards Gorman Rd.
Track view facing south towards Filman Rd.