>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Northern Signal Southern Signal
Bell: GS Type 2 E Bell None
Base: WCH Single Sided WCH Single Sided
Gate Light: 4" RECO LED 4" RECO LED
Gate Mechanism: WCH Style 3 Western Cullen Hayes Inc.
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Bell Cycle: Racetrack Style N/A

Pictures 1-13 were taken on November 22, 2007, by chicagorailfan@yahoo.com.
Pictures 14-30 and the video were taken on October 25, 2019, by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the BNSF Chicago Sub, aka The Racetrack.

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An unusual looking relay case with the DOT number on it. Two WCH gates with one WCH L.E.D. gate light apiece and one GS type 2 electronic bell is all that protects this pedestrian crossing.
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There used to be another track here! Facing East.

Facing West.
A BNSF train is approaching.

The gates lower and the GS bell sounds.

Right when the GS bell sounds, the gates immediately lower. There's no 4 second minimum delay here.

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The other gate fully lowered. A closeup of the GS bell.

Closeups of the WCH L.E.D. light.
Two lights are burned out on the gate light seen in picture 11.

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The gates rise, and the bell shuts off. You can see the train continuing on its way.

Between 2007 and 2020, the gates were restriped or replaced, the WCH Red LEDs were replaced with 4" RECO LEDs, blue DOT tags were added, and the relay bungalow was replaced.

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Overview of the updated setup facing north. Overview facing south.
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The southern gate.
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The northern gate.
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The newer bungalow in the northeast quadrant. The grade is all concrete. Track view facing west towards Monroe St. Track view facing east towards Lincoln St.