NOTE: THE FRA INCORRECTLY CALLS THIS CROSSING SCHOOL ST.

 

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The lights are made by WCH, Harmon, and GRS. the gate motors are made by WRRS/GRS. The bell in picture 1 is a regular WRRS bell, while the bell hidden in picture 2 is a WRRS mini bell.
A closeup of the mini bell, along with a lantern-like gate light made by WCH!

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Facing North. Hampshire St. is in the distance.

Facing South. Court St. is in the distance.

 

The FRA says there were 4 gates here in the past, along with 2 cantilevers that weren't over the road up until 1995. The FRA now says there's only 2 gates, instead of the three that are actually here.

 

Pictures 1-5 were taken on November 4, 2006, with the exception of picture 3 which was taken on November 8, 2006.


CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(YOU CAN HEAR NEIGHBORING CROSSING BELLS BEFORE AND AFTER THE LIBRARY CROSSING BELL RINGS.

RECORDED ON JANUARY 18, 2007. THE MINI BELL IS DEAD IN THIS CLIP.)



 


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Nothing's changed here on July 11, 2007. You can see both signals a bit better, including the weird design in picture 8.


CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(THE MINI BELL NOW WORKS, AND DOES NOT QUIT WHEN THE GATES FULLY LOWER, ALTHOUGH THE WRRS BELL STILL DOES.)

Audio was recorded July 2007



 

 

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Facing East.
The East signals Safetran mechanical bell.
the East signal has 8" WCH incandescant lights.
Facing South. Court St. is in the distance.
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Facing North. Hampshire St is in the distance.
1 of 2 pedestrian signals.
This pedestrian signal has a WRRS/GRS Model 10 gate mechanism!
The West signal and its unique design.
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Facing West, with the crossbuck lighting up.
The West signals now-dead mini-bell.
The West signal also has a WRRS/GRS model 10 gate mechanism!
8" GRS incandescant lights on the West signal.
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The other pedestrian signal.
Another GRS/WRRS model 10 gate mechanism!
This pedestrian signals gate mech has a data plate!
The relay case with a RACO manual control box on the side.

 

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Guilford high hood MEC 374 comes from the North going South. The WRRS mini-bell was not working during the duration, meaning its either broke, or in need of a tune up. The Safetran bell on the other signal however, was working like its suppose to.

 

 

A return trip to the crossing in 2014 shows very little change, other than the WRRS lantern gate lights being replaced by NEG gate lights.

Pictures 10-25 were taken on July 10th, 2014

Pictures 26-30 were taken on July 14th, 2014

Page updated by Crossingman18 (Blackstorm18000@yahoo.com)