A few updates from the ATN

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A few updates from the ATN

Post by freebrickproductions » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:12 am

Went out and chased the ATN yesterday, so I've got a couple of changes to report.

The first update is that at Sanie Road, the WCH bell on the mast signal has been replaced with a GS Type 3 e-bell, and it appears that they at least attempted to touch-up the paint on the lights on that signal. It also turns out that the crossing is in Margaret, AL, not Odenville like I had thought (so I'll have to correct that on the server later).

The second change worth noting is that at 41st Street #1 in Birmingham, the WCH rear lights on the bell-less signal were finally corrected to face the road, though I didn't get any pictures or videos showing this change.
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: A few updates from the ATN

Post by freebrickproductions » Sun May 05, 2019 1:59 am

Saw that Google had finally gotten some new imagery in the Gadsden area, so I was checking out some of the crossings to see if there were any changes.

First off, the Safetran gate mech at I-59 #1 has apparently been replaced with a WCH gate mech, as of December of 2018:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0190965 ... 384!8i8192

Also, over in Attalla, AL 77 #2 turns out to have an MI 8 inch light on the bell-less signal! I had thought that this was all WRRS, but I guess not.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0338135 ... 384!8i8192
The reason I know it wasn't a replacement is that looking at older imagery, you can just barely make out the MI logo when Google went by in 2014:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0338117 ... 312!8i6656
If it weren't for the fact that this branch is out of service, this would most likely be the last MI 8 inch light left in service in the entire state (not aware of any elsewhere personally, not even on the CSX Dothan Sub!)!

Also, I've known about this update for a while, but have yet to document:
The RSI signal at AL 77#1 has had one of the lights replaced with what appears to be a Harmon 12x24 inch light with either an RSI or Patco LED:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0432103 ... 384!8i8192

At Henderson Street up in Boaz, the e-bell on the mast signal appears to have been replaced:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2201698 ... 384!8i8192
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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