>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Northern Signal Southern Signal
Bell: GS Type 2 E-Bell WCH E-Bell
Cantilever: Harmon Harmon
Base: WCH 5" Single Sided WCH 5" Single Sided
Light Brackets: 1 - WRRS
3 - Harmon
2 - WRRS
3 - Harmon
Lights: 2 - 12"x20" WCH w/ Electro-Tech LEDs
10 - 12"x20" Harmon w/ Electro-Tech LEDs
3 - 12"x20" WCH w/ Electro-Tech LEDs
1 - 12"x20" WCH w/ WCH/Miller 2nd Gen LEDs
10 - 12"x20" Harmon w/ Electro-Tech LEDs
Gate Lights: 3 - Alstom Aurora 4" LEDs 3 - Alstom Aurora 4" LEDs
Gate Mechanism: WCH Style 3.5
WCH Style 3.5
Gate Striping: Vertical Striping Vertical Striping


Pictures 1-11 were taken by TrainmanKight sometime in 2003.

The 1st video was taken by TrainmanKight on June 2, 2007.

The 2nd video was taken by TrainmanKight on October 25, 2007.

Pictures 12-28 were taken by TrainmanKight on September 11, 2008.

Pictures 29-78 were taken by TrainmanKight on October 6, 2010.

The 3rd video was taken by Crossingman18 Productions on November 6, 2011.

The 4th video was taken by UPking on June 11, 2021.

The 5th video was taken by UPking on March 31, 2022.

The 6th video was taken by UPking on July 12, 2022.

Pictures 79-126 were taken by UPking on March 13, 2024.

This crossing is located on the UP Jefferson City Subdivision.


1

1024x682   171 KB

2

1024x682   151 KB

3

1024x682   160 KB

4

1024x682   211 KB

Overviews of the crossing with WCH and Harmon 12"x20" frames and two WCH mechanical bells.

Here's a young TrainmanKight at 10 years old.

5

1024x682   166 KB

6

1024x682   167 KB

7

1024x682   160 KB

8

1024x682   139 KB
A UP train comes by in pictures 6-8 and the signals activate. The bells sound from activation to when the gates lower, and again from rising to deactivation.

9

1024x682   152 KB

10

1024x682   149 KB

11

1024x682   148 KB
The train crosses, and the gates rise.

 

Pictures 1-11 were taken sometime in 2003.

The crossing was made quiet sometime in 2000 or 2001.

 

12

600x800   124 KB

13

800x600   110 KB

14

800x600   125 KB

15

800x600   90.2 KB

This is a quiet crossing. Be prepared to pay up if you go around the gates here.

More views of the crossing, with little to no changes.

16

800x600   75.9 KB

17

800x600   108 KB

18

800x600   54.9 KB

19

800x600   89.2 KB

A view of cantilever lights.

I still dislike this kind of setup.
Here are one of the two WCH mechanical bells.
The crossbuck is double-sided, and the lights are on WRRS brackets.

20

800x600   124 KB

21

800x600   98.2 KB

22

800x600   119 KB

23

800x600   113 KB
A side view of the one cantilever signal.
Facing East.
Facing West.
A view of the other signal.

24

800x600   123 KB

25

800x600   97.7 KB

26

800x600   88.3 KB

27

800x600   75.4 KB
This signal is identical to the other, except with another pair of sidelights seen in picture 25.

28

800x600   102 KB
Here's a railroad station that was built sometime in the 1890s.

 

Pictures 12-28 were taken by TrainmanKight on September 11, 2008.

 

CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED OCTOBER 18, 2007 BY TRAINMANKIGHT)



 

 

In late December 2008, UP changed the bells at this crossing so that they would ring from startup to deactivation, rather than the old way, which was having the bells ringing from startup to when the gates lower, and rise to deactivation. Unfortunately, that caused the bell that was ringing poorly in picture 15 to completely die in February 2009, and was replaced by a WCH electronic bell on April 24, 2009.

 

29

1024x682   317 KB

30

1024x682   268 KB

31

1024x682   272 KB

32

1024x682   226 KB

A few vehicles stopped on the tracks while waiting for the lights to change.

Notice the traffic light that's supposed to stop drivers before the crossing...

33

1024x682   264 KB

34

1024x682   93.9 KB

35

1024x682   249 KB

36

682x1024   159 KB
As you saw above in pictures 30 and 31, the vast majority of drivers ignore this signal. Overview of the crossing.

37

1024x682   198 KB

38

1024x682   151 KB

39

1024x682   41.5 KB

40

1024x682   119 KB
There have been a couple of changes at the crossing, many of them pretty recent. All 12"x20" frames now have UP LEDs inside of them, and the gate lights are now Alstom-Aurora LED gate lights.

41

1024x682   166 KB

42

682x1024   227 KB

43

1024x682   138 KB

44

1024x682   131 KB
In picture 43, you can see a spring on the gate, which means this gate motor has a gate guard by General Signals.

45

1024x682   114 KB

46

1024x682   97.1 KB

47

1024x682   63.3 KB

48

1024x682   99.3 KB

All lights attached to the Harmon cantilevers have Harmon light frames. The lights attached to the gate masts all have WCH frames.

Picture 47 shows the WCH e-bell that replaced a WCH mechanical back on April 24, 2009.

49

1024x682   108 KB

50

1024x682   193 KB

51

1024x682   241 KB

52

1024x682   125 KB
An unusual angle of one of the signals. Track views. Here's a traffic light at an intersection.

53

1024x682   143 KB

54

1024x682   297 KB

55

1024x682   153 KB

56

1024x682   143 KB
Continuing from picture 52... Note the older "DON'T WALK" pedestrian signal here. Looking back at the crossing...

57

1024x682   73.3 KB

58

1024x682   176 KB

59

682x1024   182 KB

60

1024x682   123 KB
The pedestrian signal is pre-empted in case the signals activate during the "WALK" cycle. More views of the crossing. The WCH mechanical is still alive and well as seen in picture 60.

61

1024x682   64.5 KB
A view of the lone WCH mechanical bell.

 

62

1024x682   202 KB

63

1024x682   174 KB

64

1024x682   208 KB

65

1024x682   158 KB

UP 3985 arrives on the scene and stops at the Amtrak station for a short rest. Notice the turnout of people that showed up to see the train.

Here's the crossing in action.

66

1024x682   200 KB

67

1024x682   202 KB

68

1024x682   199 KB

69

1024x682   290 KB

70

1024x682   228 KB

71

1024x682   223 KB

72

1024x682   198 KB

73

1024x682   161 KB
After a two-minute rest (and keeping the crossing activated in the process), UP 3985 begins to pull out in picture 73.

74

1024x682   177 KB

75

1024x682   312 KB

76

1024x682   237 KB

77

1024x682   144 KB

78

1024x682   265 KB

 

Pictures 29-78 were taken on October 6, 2010.


A return visit by UPking in March 2024 shows that the WCH M-Bell was replaced.

This crossing is infamous for its wacky and sometimes dangerous malfunctions.

Surprisingly, other than cars driving onto the tracks, no real accidents have occurred lately.


79
80
81
Overview facing north. Overview facing south. The new sign for the Amtrak station.
82 83 84
85 86 87 88
89 90 91 92
The northern signal.
Picture 86: Here’s the GS Type 2 E-Bell. It has died several times but has been fixed.
93 94 95
96 97 98 99
100 101 102 103
The southern signal.
Picture 97: Here’s a WCH E-Bell that dies randomly. It can stay dead for only 1 activation or for days.
104 105 106 107
108 109 110 111
112 113 114 115
116 117 118 119
120 121 122 123
Amtrak activates the crossing! Note the new traffic lights in action!
124
125
126
The relay bungalow in the northeast quadrant. Track view facing east towards Taylor Ave. Track view facing west towards Geyer Rd.