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Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby AndyWS » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:15 pm

So, every once in awhile you find crossings in action on Google Street View, with or without trains crossing the road. I've also happened upon a few passive crossings with trains in them.

Post them here.

Court St., Janesville, WI

Looks like they caught 2 different trains at different times/on different days!

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

Jackson St., Janesville, WI

You can see the signal on in the first link, and the end of the train in the second.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

Watertown Rd., Waukesha, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

N. 107th St., Milwaukee, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

Fairmount Ave., Milwaukee, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 61548&z=15

Potts Ave., Green Bay, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

Weimar Ct., Appleton, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 95193&z=18

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 95193&z=18

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 95193&z=18

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 95193&z=18

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 95193&z=18

Monroe Ave., Wausaukee, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16

WI. Hwy. 180, Wausaukee, WI

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 80774&z=16
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby bnsfc44 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:06 pm

Here's some that I found.

Santa Fe Ave, Visalia, CA

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=vis ... 9999999999

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=vis ... 9999999999

How about a closed crossing. It was closed for repairs.

Hanford-Armona Rd, Hanford, ca

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 5714285716
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby AndyWS » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:53 am

Nice find of the street running train. Too bad they didn't turn and follow it down Oak Avenue on that particular pass.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby AndyWS » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:48 am

Highland Dr., Elm Grove (near Brookfield & Milwaukee), WI:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 2124658296
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby Smjh1979 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:24 pm

Here's one: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 7.28515625

This is Lakme Ave. in Carson, CA, just one crossing NorthWest of the Wilmington crossing on the site.

Anyways, the 8" signals are on. One gate is up, and one is down. I guess BNSF was out here replacing a damaged gate and/or light.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ER801 » Sun May 24, 2009 5:39 am

Smjh1979 wrote:Here's one: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 7.28515625

This is Lakme Ave. in Carson, CA, just one crossing NorthWest of the Wilmington crossing on the site.

Anyways, the 8" signals are on. One gate is up, and one is down. I guess BNSF was out here replacing a damaged gate and/or light.



Good find. ...I hope the other (closest) gate is in the process of going down, and not set to be in the up position hanging out there like that. Thats pretty poor if so.

And I hope he is in the truck getting out a hammer to smash up those ugly ass gate lights and replace them with 4" ones... :cool:
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby cabman701 » Wed May 27, 2009 7:54 pm

ER801 wrote:
Smjh1979 wrote:Here's one: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 7.28515625

This is Lakme Ave. in Carson, CA, just one crossing NorthWest of the Wilmington crossing on the site.

Anyways, the 8" signals are on. One gate is up, and one is down. I guess BNSF was out here replacing a damaged gate and/or light.



Good find. ...I hope the other (closest) gate is in the process of going down, and not set to be in the up position hanging out there like that. Thats pretty poor if so.

And I hope he is in the truck getting out a hammer to smash up those ugly ass gate lights and replace them with 4" ones... :cool:


That's one of them moveable pictures Elton. If you go forwards and backwards, the gate stays in the same position, so that looks to be where it stops.

I do agree with your opinion on the gate lights though! :Grin:
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby AndrewFields » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:20 am

Blindly stumbled upon this tonight...I believe it's in Coachella Valley, California.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 29.16,,0,5
You think your car gets bad mileage? SP 4449 consumes 10 gallons of bunker oil and 100 gallons of water every mile.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby luke » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:12 pm

How often do you see a steam locomotive on Street View! :Clap:
Scene is Caruthers St. Grade crossing in Portland, OR.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll= ... 48,,0,3.03
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