NOTE: THE FRA INCORRECTLY CALLS THIS CROSSING SWEETSIR'S RD.

 

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Facing West. There's a WRRS mini-bell here!
Facing South. There's another bell on the other signal.
Facing North.
The signals start up!

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Another action shot.

A Guilford train approaches!
The train crosses.

 

Pictures 1-8 were taken on October 31, 2006.

 

The mini-bell went dead in early 2007.


CLICK THE ICON TO THE WESTBOUND TRAIN CROSS.
(RECORDED JANUARY 26, 2007)



 


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Facing East. You can see why there are side lights on the opposite signal.
Facing South.
Facing North.

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Facing West. The mini bell was brought back to life a few months ago.
A bee nest is on one of the 8" lenses.
The train comes from the North!

 

Pictures 9-14 were taken on July 6, 2007.

 

There are no action shots, but there is an audio file of the crossing, and the WRRS mini-bell in action!


CLICK THE ICON TO THE WESTBOUND TRAIN CROSS.
(RECORDED JULY 6, 2007)



 


Note: Even though the mini-bell is fixed, it rings slower, and is lower pitched than a normal WRRS mini-bell. It almost sounds like a normal WRRS or WCH mechanical bell.

 

 

The first video was taken on July 6, 2007.

 

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More shots on July 12, 2007. A train goes by. The signal is active in picture 17, although the camera doesn't really capture it.

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An MBTA (from Massachusetts) is onboard too! That particular locomotive was on its way to be repaired.

 

Facing West. The crossing got a makeover!
US&S 12X20 light housing with RSI LED's on the West signal.
The West signal has a US&S electronic bell!
Facing North.
Facing South.
The older relay bungalow still remains!
Facing East, with the monster hill in the background.
12X20 RSI LED's with housings on the East signal.
The East signal has a WCH electronic bell!
A US&S signal base.
The new relay bungalow.
The crossing DOT plate.

 

Depot Rd went through a series of changes between 2007 and 2012, according to Google. In 2009, the top flashers and WRRS mini-bell were removed off of the west signal. Then sometime between 2009 and 2012, the signals you see now went up. 2 gateless mast signals with 12X20 RSI LED's and a US&S and WCH electronic bell. There use to be 2 US&S E bells here, but the one on the East signal went out and was replaced by a WCH.

The US&S e-bell also starts up a bit later than the WCH electronic bell for some reason.

 

On July 11th, 2014, Pan Am Railways GP40-2LW MEC 515 comes from the North and moves across the crossing. You can tell the LED lights work much better here than the former 8" incandescant lights that were here. Picture 36 was after the train finished crossing.
On July 16, 2014, The crossing was caught in action again, but this time, Pan Am Railways SD40-2 MEC 608 leads the way.

 

 

Pictures 20-36 and the second video were taken on July 11th, 2014

Pictures 37-39 were taken on July 16th, 2014

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