Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

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Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by NSrailfan4life » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:40 pm

Hello folks! I had this idea the other day for a thread and when It came to me I felt as I hit the jackpot! :WOOT: So this thread here I bring you all today serves as a way for users to be able to locate their railroad crossing and find historical context on it. It is with further more joy that I will try to travel the USA in order to be able to find more grade crossings as I can so I can to create historical analysis on them. Now if any of you guys wish to post and contribute to this project that is A okay! :TUP1:

Now the way this works is, I will always post a picture of the crossing that I am going to document. Then I will provide a link to the Location of the Grade Crossing so it can be viewed. Then the final step is that I will always provide a link to the FRA Database of the crossing so accident reports and crossing inventory sheets of the crossing can be viewed. I will Always provide the Crossing DOT Number so you can recieve the PDF documents at that Page

So lets get started! The first crossing I am going to document is the one closest to where I live. Here is the Main St. Crossing in Frisco, TX. Below is a picture of the crossing in 2016.
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FRA Link: http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofs ... ssing.aspx

DOT Number:672132P

Google maps link as of 2013:
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.1524387 ... 312!8i6656

Fellow members, always feel free to participate and document crossings!
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Reason: Adding a space between "FRA Link:" and the link so the link actually works.
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by freebrickproductions » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:22 pm

Not to bad of an idea. I'll probably sticky this if/when it gets off of the ground.
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...
Probably a furry.

Click here if you want to submit crossing photos to the site!
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by NSrailfan4life » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:47 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:Not to bad of an idea. I'll probably sticky this if/when it gets off of the ground.
Sounds like a plan man! :TUP2:
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by NSrailfan4life » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:08 am

Here is another one, lets keep this thread going!

A favorite one from us here at RXRsignals: Grenada, MS Today

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8054721 ... 312!8i6656

FRA Link: http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofs ... ssing.aspx

FRA Crossing Dot ID. 49057J
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Heading there in a week! Can't wait! Gonna add a pic to this post later on.
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by NSrailfan4life » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:15 am

A Abondoned KCS Spur in Plano, TX
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Google Maps Link as of 2014: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.012924, ... 312!8i6656

DOT Number:763411M (Info Discovered thanks to ZachL)

Signal History. Before the Dart rail bridges were added, the signals used to be gated but due to the dart the gates were removed but retained Griswold Gate Mecs.
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by ZachL » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:08 am

NSrailfan4life wrote:A Abondoned KCS Spur in Plano, TX
dart rail.jpg

Google Maps Link as of 2014: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.012924, ... 312!8i6656

DOT Number: None, signal disbanded. Has Old Mailfunction Sign thats faded.

Signal History. Before the Dart rail bridges were added, the signals used to be gated but due to the dart the gates were removed but retained Griswold Gate Mecs.
The DOT# of this crossing is 763411M.
Crossing pictures from Plant City, FL are finally here! viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2538
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by busman_49 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:36 pm

NSrailfan4life wrote:A Abondoned KCS Spur in Plano, TX
dart rail.jpg

Google Maps Link as of 2014: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.012924, ... 312!8i6656

DOT Number: None, signal disbanded. Has Old Mailfunction Sign thats faded.

Signal History. Before the Dart rail bridges were added, the signals used to be gated but due to the dart the gates were removed but retained Griswold Gate Mecs.
That's a neat one! Love the signals (and the Harmon crossbucks that are on them now)
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by busman_49 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:50 pm

Let's see if I can do this right...
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My biggest documentation project has been Hauck Rd in Sharonville, OH. A signal upgrade began in February 2015. Below is my Flickr album with plenty of before & after shots:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/busman_49 ... 833055296/

PUCO inventory link: http://gradecrossings.puco.ohio.gov/ite ... 1&Reason=2

DOT number: 524707D
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A minor project of mine was to document a crossing not far from where I lived once upon a time. My earliest memory of the crossing is a PRR-style crossbuck on the westbound approach and a standard crossbuck for eastbound traffic. Those were gone in the early 80s (when I was 4 or 5, I'm sure) to be replaced by standard crossbucks on a brown wooden post. Those were removed in 1989 in favor of gated signals. Then in December 2013, the crossing was closed and the signals removed. My flickr album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/busman_49 ... 653549123/

PUCO inventory link: http://gradecrossings.puco.ohio.gov/ite ... &PosXing=1

DOT number: 503059F
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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by freebrickproductions » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:48 pm

Stickied the topic since it's gotten going. I'll probably post some crossings from my area soon.
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...
Probably a furry.

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Re: Railroad Crossing Historical Analysis Archive

Post by NSrailfan4life » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:46 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:Stickied the topic since it's gotten going. I'll probably post some crossings from my area soon.
Thanks man! I really appriciate it!
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