Signal replacement in Franklin, KY

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Ethan the Railfanner
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Signal replacement in Franklin, KY

Post by Ethan the Railfanner » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:32 pm

On October 9, 2018, I went back up to Franklin, KY. When I got up to Madison Street, I found out that some workers are replacing a signal that was likely side swiped and needed to be replaced. The lights on that signal are now WCH 12x24 lights with Leotek LEDs. I’ll see about getting a new video of that crossing if I get a chance.



The mast signal on the right is the crossing signal that I'm talking about. The other 2 signals haven't been changed.
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: Signal replacement in Franklin, KY

Post by Ethan the Railfanner » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:53 am

Here's the before and now then crossing:

Then:
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Now:
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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: Signal replacement in Franklin, KY

Post by freebrickproductions » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:06 pm

Ethan the Railfanner wrote:Here's the before and now then crossing:

Then:
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Now:
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I wonder if the old signal had its lights struck, so they replaced it with a new one in a slightly different spot, as it's a bit further back from the road now it appears.
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: Signal replacement in Franklin, KY

Post by Ethan the Railfanner » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:14 am

freebrickproductions wrote:
Ethan the Railfanner wrote:Here's the before and now then crossing:

Then:
Image

Now:
Image
I wonder if the old signal had its lights struck, so they replaced it with a new one in a slightly different spot, as it's a bit further back from the road now it appears.
According to the signal maintainers I talked when I was there, someone side-swipped the signal completely, so that nothing would be saved, so they putted up a new signal there. Also, one of the lights is missing a visor, surprisingly enough.
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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