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Facing West.

Facing North.
Facing North. The searchlight signal is red.

 

All signal parts except for the bell come from Safetran, including the incandescent 12"x24" lights.

The bell is a slow ringing WRRS mechanical bell.

 

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Facing East. You can see Old Danville Rd. #2 in the distance.
The crossing activates, and a train passes through very slowly.

 

The person seen in picture 4 is not blackstorm18000@yahoo.com. That's another railfan.

 

A word from blackstorm18000@yahoo.com: "This train snuck up on me. If it wasn't for the vibration and the horn, I would have slept through this train going by, and that would have made me mad."

 

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What's a Pan Am boxcar doing on a St. Lawrence train?

Picture 9 shows the train fully crossed.

 

The SLR trains have weird switches. The train has to pull up next to the signal, someone has to get out and manually change the light from red to green! The Pan Am trains don't have to do that.

 

Pictures 1-9 were taken on November 7, 2006.


CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED JANUARY 30, 2007)



 


Sometime between February to early April, the bell's speed was slightly sped up.


CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED APRIL 23, 2007)



 


 

The video above was recorded by Crossingman18 on April 23, 2007.

 

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There is a train that wants to cross, but there's a work car blocking the train.

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The work car passes in picture 13, not setting off the signals. It's unknown what its purpose was on July 12, 2007.

 

Pictures 13 and 14 look like they were taken from a cell phone.

 

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A return trip to the crossing on 7-11-14 shows that it's gone!
The relay case still remains though.
Looking at where the tracks were.

 

The crossing was closed back in 2010, and the track was moved to Danville Rd #2 to remove a diamond that interlocked Pan Am and St Lawrence. With The diamond removed, the old junction house, the very large defunct signals, and the junction signals were also removed. If you look closely in picture 15, you can still see the "RXR" road paint for where the cantilever once stood!

 

Pictures 15-18 were taken on July 11, 2014.