Page Updated by Crossingman18 (Blackstorm18000@yahoo.com)

 

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This is a small little 8" crossing. There's one WRRS mechanical bell seen on picture 2. The 8" lights are WRRS.

Picture 1 faces NorthEast, Picture 2 faces SouthWest, Picture 3 is a track view facing South.

 

Picture 4 shows an interesting flashing sign telling drivers not to stop on the tracks.

 

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

Facing Southwest.
The 8" lights on the Southwest Signal are WRRS.
The WRRS mechanical bell on the Southwest signal.
Facing North.
Facing South.
Facing Northeast.
A WRRS light bracket and 8" lights on the Northeast signal.
The relay case.
A Canadian National & Montreal manual control box.

 

A return trip to the crossing on July 13th, 2014 shows no changes at all to the crossing. Even the flashing light shown in picture 4 was still going, though I forgot to take a picture of it. Whoops.

 

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.