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by illinoistrains
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: You don't see this every day
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: You don't see this every day

I've heard that in some cases, the local environment can damage the electronics in those bells to the point where mechanical bells are a must. Either that of the e-bell broke and a mechanical bell was the only thing available.
by illinoistrains
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Another Griswold bites the dust
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Another Griswold bites the dust

http://www.rxrsignals.net/Michigan/Owosso/Shiawassee/ If it's the same crossing as this, and if it is, that area underwent quite a development. It looks like they repaved that road and the surrounding landscaping that the signal needed to be removed in the process. That's a shame, it was a nice look...
by illinoistrains
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Quiet zone crossings you're aware of
Replies: 11
Views: 2355

Re: Quiet zone crossings you're aware of

In Arizona: All crossing in Flagstaff, William St. in Wellton, Martin St. in Gila Bend, several crossings in Downtown Phoenix, R.H. Johnson Blvd. in Surprise, 163rd Ave. in Surprise, and the crossings in Kingman will be by the end of the year.
by illinoistrains
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: How common is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: How common is this?

Based on the track condition, the railroad that owns that line probably doesn't even know the signal is like that or probably don't care since the crossing isn't used by trains. I'm not sure what the law for maintaining signals on abandoned or unused lines is, however.
by illinoistrains
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Why?

It's kind of hard to tell, but is it mounted on the side of the relay case? It makes me wonder if there is some audible advantage to it being there.
by illinoistrains
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal News
Topic: Substation Road -- Girard, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Substation Road -- Girard, IL

While bumming around on Google Maps looking at the new street view images, I noticed that the BNSF/UP/AMTK Substation Road crossing outside of Girard, IL has been taken out of service. http://www.rxrsignals.net/Illinois/A-K/Girard/Substation/ Here is a view on GSV: https://maps.google.com/?ll=39.464...
by illinoistrains
Sat May 18, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Is it okay for these old signals to be on a busy road?
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: Is it okay for these old signals to be on a busy road?

Here is one on Grand Ave. in Phoenix, one of the busiest roads in town. The line is a spur and I've only seen railcars on it about 4 times in the past 5 years. https://maps.google.com/?ll=33.549831,-112.198689&spn=0.001868,0.001725&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.54988,-112.199257&panoid=wb2mk7c49T1P3CRpF...
by illinoistrains
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Is it okay for these old signals to be on a busy road?
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: Is it okay for these old signals to be on a busy road?

Here is one on Grand Ave. in Phoenix, one of the busiest roads in town. The line is a spur and I've only seen cars railcars on it about 4 times in the past 5 years. https://maps.google.com/?ll=33.549831,-112.198689&spn=0.001868,0.001725&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.54988,-112.199257&panoid=wb2mk7c49T1P3...
by illinoistrains
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: Are Bryant Zinc bells still in use?
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Are Bryant Zinc bells still in use?

There may be some out there somewhere on a remote, seldom used line, but I don't know of any. I think the Illinois Railway Museum has one on display that works.
by illinoistrains
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Another Weird One
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Another Weird One

It looks like it is that way because of the street angle. The other signal has side-facing lights as well. Nice signals.