Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Wed May 23, 2018 4:41 pm

MapsSurfer wrote:
TheSignalMan2000 wrote:
busman_49 wrote:
NathanFromEngland wrote:Classic WRRS equipment!
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@40.59000 ... 312!8i6656


Marion is a goldmine for older crossing signal equipment. However, CSX is upgrading 8 of their crossings in town, so these won't be too much longer for the world :Awww:


You ain't kidding.
Here's an interesting old design (as of August 2013), but this one has a split crossbuck.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.590551, ... 312!8i6656
Very Interesting set of Crossings here, evidently they used to be equipped with A-Frame Barriers! https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5906429,-83.1273623,3a,52.1y,117.69h,78.07t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s7d7fi1-TQ3HaYpL490P_pA!2e0 The Grade Crossing down the road has GRS-WRRS Gate Mechanisms working as pedestrian gates. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5899984,-83.12731,3a,44.7y,339.38h,90.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXH6R0PWS9UUVqwRTve4wag!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 How come this crossing has pedestrian gates, but no road gates? :huh:


Those have been posted here before. That is pretty odd that that crossing only has pedestrian gates, I know there is a crossing somewhere in Northern New England that also has pedestrian gates without road gates but it's a different setup as it has just two mast signals and two pedestrian gates.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Wed May 23, 2018 6:08 pm

ZachL wrote:Line breaks dude, please.

MapsSurfer wrote:pedestrian gates. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5899984,-83.12731,3a,44.7y,339.38h,90.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXH6R0PWS9UUVqwRTve4wag!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 How come this crossing has pedestrian gates, but no road gates? :huh:

Because automobile traffic takes the overpass


The road isn't closed to traffic as streetview went on it.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5887486 ... 312!8i6656

This crossing nearby has road gates even though it is on the same road.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.5903745 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby NathanFromEngland » Thu May 24, 2018 11:21 am

Buckseye crossbuck on gated signal.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6004464 ... 312!8i6656

Edit: I didn't know i posted in the wrong thread!!! :oops:
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby NathanFromEngland » Fri May 25, 2018 10:04 am

What on earth are these MAGNIFICENT things? :Drool:
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.9487675 ... 6656?hl=en
Active crossing (There isn't a grade!)
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.9868849 ... 6656?hl=en
Sadly, this crossing no longer exists. :TDOWN:
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.9890047 ... 6656?hl=en
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Fri May 25, 2018 10:13 am

NathanFromEngland wrote:Buckseye crossbuck on gated signal.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6004464 ... 312!8i6656


*Buckeye
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Fri May 25, 2018 10:32 am

Classic split crossbucks in New Windsor, Maryland. Surprised there were any of those still in service!
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.539973, ... 6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5413618 ... 6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5412797 ... 6656?hl=en
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Kind of an unusually long cantilever in Union Bridge, Maryland.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5587445 ... 6656?hl=en
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Classic signals.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5706379 ... 6656?hl=en
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45 degree crossbuck in Keymar, Maryland... With Emus!
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5964812 ... 6656?hl=en
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Modern SORS sign.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5995423 ... 6656?hl=en
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Odd cantilevers.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6039523 ... 6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.606036, ... 6656?hl=en
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45 degree crossbucks at on private crossing in Thurmont, Maryland.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.634514, ... 6656?hl=en
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Cateye crossbuck in Taneytown, Maryland. Kind of weird seeing one on a private crossing, almost looks like the pole it is on used to be a signal, too hard to tell though.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6458286 ... 6656?hl=en
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ToledoRailfan » Fri May 25, 2018 10:54 am

Classic signal in Upperco, Maryland.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5307926 ... 6656?hl=en
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Railroad worker opening (or closing) signal base.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6387772 ... 6656?hl=en
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Interesting black and white striping on crossbuck post in Manchester, Maryland.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6919568 ... 1664?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.6920099 ... 1664?hl=en
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Classic signal with new lights.
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7190598 ... 6656?hl=en
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby Erik-Gorb-Hamilton » Fri May 25, 2018 3:47 pm

NathanFromEngland wrote:What on earth are these MAGNIFICENT things? :Drool:
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.9487675 ... 6656?hl=en


Those would be Boeing equipment cars. They haul airplane parts up Japanese gulch to Paine Field where Boeing makes widebody jets
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

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