Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby NathanFromEngland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:47 am

Active crossing in Welshpool, Western Australia.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.994 ... 312!8i6656
This traffic light is facing the wrong way!
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.994 ... 312!8i6656

Active crossing in Carisile, Western Australia (Sorry for the fuzzy image)
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.987 ... 328!8i1664

Active crossing in East Victoria Park, Western Australia.
Looks like the driver of the GSV car was too impatient!
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.979 ... 312!8i6656
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.979 ... 312!8i6656
It was caught in action again in October 2015.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.979 ... 312!8i6656
...And again in October 2015.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.980 ... 312!8i6656
WRRS Lantern gate lights?
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-31.979 ... 312!8i6656

Active crossing in Mosman Park, Western Australia.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-32.011 ... 312!8i6656

Strange crossing.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-32.054 ... 312!8i6656
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-32.054 ... 312!8i6656
Network Rail, why haven't you got any level crossing installation signs installed for Merseyside yet?
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:56 am



Those crossbucks are all pretty strange.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby NathanFromEngland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Network Rail, why haven't you got any level crossing installation signs installed for Merseyside yet?
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:22 pm



Looks like the lights are pointed in two directions on the left signal.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby NathanFromEngland » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:59 pm

Network Rail, why haven't you got any level crossing installation signs installed for Merseyside yet?
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby Erik-Gorb-Hamilton » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:00 pm

All those pictures from the UK get me into following some of the rail system over there. I noticed a abandoned branch line heading off from the main and discovered these fellas. Now I don't know much about railroads/ways across the pond but I do know that these gates are very rare to find nowadays?
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby freebrickproductions » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:52 pm

Erik-Gorb-Hamilton wrote:All those pictures from the UK get me into following some of the rail system over there. I noticed a abandoned branch line heading off from the main and discovered these fellas. Now I don't know much about railroads/ways across the pond but I do know that these gates are very rare to find nowadays?

From what I understand, manual gates like those are steadily disappearing, but many user-worked crossings still have them, and will likely always have them, especially since most are on private driveways.

However, the ones on public roads are steadily disappearing.
R.I.P. HMCR 8933; 1951-2013. Hasn't been moved since it was put next to Huntsville High School in 2015.

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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby freebrickproductions » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:48 pm

R.I.P. HMCR 8933; 1951-2013. Hasn't been moved since it was put next to Huntsville High School in 2015.

Send me or any other admin a PM/e-mail if you want to submit crossing photos to the site!
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby Erik-Gorb-Hamilton » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:51 am

This crossing is the last crossing on the ENTIRE BNSF Seattle Subdivision to have a mechanical bell anywhere. If you google street viewed all other crossings on the BNSF they would be all E-Bells. The UP, However, still has a plethora of Safetran M-Bells at their crossings. It is my goal one day to get the bell of this crossing when the maintainers finally bring it down. The bell would have to be restored as I haven't heard it run in my life. I've also had trouble identifying this bell. Could anyone figure out what type of mechanical bell this is?

Thank you!
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