NOTE: THE FRA INCORRECTLY CALLS THIS CROSSING "PORTER'S MILL RD".

 

Page updated by Crossingman18 (Blackstorm18000@yahoo.com)

 

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Facing West.
Facing North.
Facing South.
Facing East.

CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED DECEMBER 2006; THE MECHANICAL BELL WORKS, BUT NOT VERY WELL.)



 


The 8" lights are made by Harmon. The mechanical bell is a WRRS, seen in picture 4.

Pictures 1-4 were taken on November 22, 2006.

 

Facing West
8" Harmon incandescent lights and light bracket on the West signal.
A close up of the West signal.
Facing North.
Facing South.
The backside of the East signal.
The East signal has 8" Harmon incandescent lights too.
The WRRS mechanical bell on the East signal.
"NO TRESSPASSING" painted on the East signal's mast, but its fading out.
The West signal has it too, but also very faded.
The relay case.
A RACO manual control box.

 

A return trip to the crossing on July 13th, 2014 shows no changes to the crossing since the pictures from 2006 were taken.

 

 

It wasn't very long after pictures 5 through 16 were taken, that the signals started up for a Pan Am Railways southbound train! Pan Am Railways SD40-2 MEC 608 leads a pair of Guilford Rail Syetem GP40's and the Pan Am Railways GP40-2LW "Smurf Unit" MEC 511 towards Portland. The bell sounds so much better than it did in 2006. The video of this train can be seen down below!