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Bell only crossings

Postby SirKrunch » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:43 pm

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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby Crossingman18 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:22 pm

there's a crossing in Dover Massachusetts that has no lights, but a WRRS mini bell. The crossing HAD 8" lights in the past, but bees got into the lenses and the railroad removed the lights. The line doesn't get much usage anymore.
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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby AndyWS » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:40 pm

The C&NW used to do that on their line northwest from Madison to Reedsburg (and before 1987, Elroy and Camp Douglas). IIRC, all of those have been downgraded to completely passive crossings now. I heard some scuttlebutt somewhere to the effect that their may still be one like that on the (now UP) Adams Subdivision main.
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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby CIC755 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:57 pm

One in Pittsburgh, PA:
http://www.rxrsignals.net/Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh/4/

Two in St. Louis, MO, both on the UP line along the Mississippi. One was on Mott Street, can't remember the other one. Mott Street has two m-bells, the other a WCH e-bell, but used to have an m-bell.
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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby Brent » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:43 am

AndyWS wrote:The C&NW used to do that on their line northwest from Madison to Reedsburg (and before 1987, Elroy and Camp Douglas). IIRC, all of those have been downgraded to completely passive crossings now. I heard some scuttlebutt somewhere to the effect that their may still be one like that on the (now UP) Adams Subdivision main.


It was north of Dalton, I saw it in 2004. I don't know if it's still there though.
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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby SirKrunch » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:03 pm

There was one near Mercer, MO on UP's Trenton Sub quite a few years ago...I'd driven past in on a road trip back in 2003. It was on a gravel road but the crossing was right next to Highway 65 because of the proximity of the tracks to the highway from North of Mercer to Lineville, IA.
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Re: Bell only crossings

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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby legsbluetrain » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:22 pm

There is one on the Little Rock and Western in little Rock,AR.I'll get video of it.
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Re: Bell only crossings

Postby SirKrunch » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:17 pm

SirKrunch wrote:There was one near Mercer, MO on UP's Trenton Sub quite a few years ago...I'd driven past in on a road trip back in 2003. It was on a gravel road but the crossing was right next to Highway 65 because of the proximity of the tracks to the highway from North of Mercer to Lineville, IA.


And thanks to the new updates to StreetView... http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=40.527985,-93.531815&panoid=yLUVGvXRL-es0k-Jv8P9tw&cbp=12,106.08612161000539,,0,-2.2061172988306845&ll=40.527892,-93.531847&spn=0,359.922752&z=14
Looks as though it's been updated to an e-bell of some sort now from when I had driven past it.
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Re: Bell only crossings

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