Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby freebrickproductions » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 pm

ZachL wrote:
dan the ca railfan wrote:am i crazy or does this look like a weird bell?

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8346234 ... 312!8i6656

you're crazy

Yea, it's just an MI or US&S bell that has a 4 inch base. Since it's mounted on a gated signal with a 5 inch mast, it has to have a 5 inch adapter.

Also, Harmon gate mechs there too!
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby dan the ca railfan » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:27 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
ZachL wrote:
dan the ca railfan wrote:am i crazy or does this look like a weird bell?

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8346234 ... 312!8i6656

you're crazy

Yea, it's just an MI or US&S bell that has a 4 inch base. Since it's mounted on a gated signal with a 5 inch mast, it has to have a 5 inch adapter.

Also, Harmon gate mechs there too!



why do you always put an exclamation point at the end of sentence when pointing out harmon mechanisms? what is so special about them?
very lucky to live two-three blocks away from three teardrop bells. one of which i see at least once a week!
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby freebrickproductions » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:00 am

dan the ca railfan wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
ZachL wrote:
dan the ca railfan wrote:am i crazy or does this look like a weird bell?

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8346234 ... 312!8i6656

you're crazy

Yea, it's just an MI or US&S bell that has a 4 inch base. Since it's mounted on a gated signal with a 5 inch mast, it has to have a 5 inch adapter.

Also, Harmon gate mechs there too!



why do you always put an exclamation point at the end of sentence when pointing out harmon mechanisms? what is so special about them?

They aren't very common, it seems.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby dan the ca railfan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:05 am

freebrickproductions wrote:
dan the ca railfan wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
ZachL wrote:
dan the ca railfan wrote:am i crazy or does this look like a weird bell?

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.8346234 ... 312!8i6656

you're crazy

Yea, it's just an MI or US&S bell that has a 4 inch base. Since it's mounted on a gated signal with a 5 inch mast, it has to have a 5 inch adapter.

Also, Harmon gate mechs there too!



why do you always put an exclamation point at the end of sentence when pointing out harmon mechanisms? what is so special about them?

They aren't very common, it seems.


well that makes sense also i just uploaded what i believe to be all the em gates in the l.a area in the em gates thread that i think i remember and found though i will probably find more go check them out!
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ZachL » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 am

dan the ca railfan wrote:why do you always put an exclamation point at the end of sentence when pointing out harmon mechanisms?

Why does a dog bark?
Crossing pictures from Plant City, FL are finally here! viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2538
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby dan the ca railfan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:48 am

ZachL wrote:
dan the ca railfan wrote:why do you always put an exclamation point at the end of sentence when pointing out harmon mechanisms?

Why does a dog bark?


very funny ZachL very funny.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby dan the ca railfan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 pm

google maps streetview caught some em gates in action!

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1334238 ... authuser=0
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby freebrickproductions » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 am

A pair of classic cantilever signals in Thomasville, GA with most of the original US&S 8 inch lights with vandal-guards!
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8354513 ... 312!8i6656
Check out how the side-lights are mounted!
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8354493 ... 312!8i6656

Classic crossings:
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8343471 ... 312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8345507 ... 312!8i6656
Black-painted General Signals e-bell:
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8342944 ... 312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8346674 ... 312!8i6656
Looks like there was another crossing here:
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.8345089 ... 312!8i6656
(A train can also be seen down the line.)

This crossing has four bells at it, two General Signals Type 1s and what appears to be a pair of US&S mechanical bells, with only two signals!
https://www.google.com/maps/@31.2326322 ... 312!8i6656
And according to the video below, all four bells still work!
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ajlynch91 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 pm

https://www.google.com/maps/@20.8936204 ... 1?hl=en-US

Island of Maui in Hawaii on a narrow gauge line.
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Re: Google Maps Scavenger Hunt

Postby ZachL » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:30 pm

Crossing pictures from Plant City, FL are finally here! viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2538
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