More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

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Re: More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

Post by freebrickproductions » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:28 pm

Well, Brownsboro Road in Brownsboro, AL has had the signals at it replaced entirely. Gonna show that upgrade in a different thread, but now only Church Street in Madison, Willow Street in Scottsboro, and Houston Street in Scottsboro are the three remaining crossings along the line with 8 inch lights.
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...

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Re: More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

Post by Ethan the Railfanner » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Was going to do this in another thread, but I decided to do it here instead. It focuses more on the lights.
I found out that 18th and 19th Avenue Railroad Crossings had their 8 inch lights replaced!

18th Avenue had their lights replaced with WCH 12x24 Lights with WCH 2nd Gen. LEDs for both cantilevers! Both bells still remain.
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19th Avenue had the remaining 8 inchers replaced with WCH 12x24 Lights with Leotek LEDs! No other changes at the other cantilever signal. Both bells still remain. Also had its' gate arm re-stripped.
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Not related, but I found out that the WCH gate mechanism with the Teardrop at 19th Avenue was replaced with a Siemens gate mechanism as well!
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No video at this time for 18th Ave, but I was able to get 19th Ave in action and found out that the Teardrop Bell is still working!
For 2019, I'll be making frequent trips back up to Kentucky, along with a few up in Ohio. I will see about getting RR Crossing Pictures in other parts of TN during 2019 as well. I may also see about getting out to South Carolina at some point for crossings as well, but that remains to be seen for right now.
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Re: More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

Post by ZachL » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:44 pm

18th and 19th Avenues where???
Crossing pictures from Plant City, FL are finally here! viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2538
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Re: More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

Post by Ethan the Railfanner » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:08 pm

ZachL wrote:18th and 19th Avenues where???
In Nashville, TN. I forgot to say where the city and state was.
For 2019, I'll be making frequent trips back up to Kentucky, along with a few up in Ohio. I will see about getting RR Crossing Pictures in other parts of TN during 2019 as well. I may also see about getting out to South Carolina at some point for crossings as well, but that remains to be seen for right now.
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Re: More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

Post by ZachL » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:40 pm

Ethan the Railfanner wrote:
ZachL wrote:18th and 19th Avenues where???
In Nashville, TN. I forgot to say where the city and state was.
At least the US&S cantilevers still stand.
Crossing pictures from Plant City, FL are finally here! viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2538
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Re: More 8 inch Lights Bite the Dust

Post by freebrickproductions » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:11 am

Saw the upgrades a couple weeks ago, but didn't get any pictures. 12th Avenue #1 has also had the WCH gate mechs at it replaced. Also, interestingly enough, the new light-heads at 19th Avenue are re-used older WCH light heads, most likely from 7th Avenue & Fogg Street.
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...

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