THE FRA INCORRECTLY CALLS THIS CROSSING " SKILLINGS RD".

 

Page updated by Crossingman18 (Blackstorm18000@yahoo.com)

 

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Facing East.

Facing West.

Facing North towards North Rd. #2.

Facing South.

 

All 5 pairs of 12X24 lights and the mechanical bell belong to Safetran.

 

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

 

Facing East.
3 pairs of Safetran 12X24 incandescent lights on the East signal.
A Safetran mechanical bell on the East signal.
The crossing DOT plate.
Facing South.
Facing North towards North Rd #2.
The West signal.
Safetran 12X24 incandescent lights on the West signal.
The relay bungalow.

 

A return trip to the crossing on July 13th, 2014 shows no changes to the crossing.

 

The signals Activate!
A train comes from the South!
The train is about to cross the road.
The train crosses.
The train continues to cross.
A shot of the engine running longhood forward.

 

On July 15th, 2015 I was able to catch this crossing in action! This is the same train, returning from Portland that went across Main St, and Lunt Rd. A video is down below!

 

This was very important to get this crossing in action, because in 2016, St. Lawrence & Atlantic cut a section of track out at Danville Junction and now no one runs this track. Maine Department of Transportation still own the track apparently, so its why the crossing remains active, though I wont know for how much longer. The only purpose this track served was for St. Lawrence & Atlantic to run a single hopper full of dried beans to the Boston Baked Bean Co. in Portland. However, this hurt St. Lawrence more, because they were not making much, if any profit from running a single hopper to and from the factory while maintaining the line, signals, etc. That's why St. Lawrence abandoned this part of their line.