Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby NathanFromEngland » Tue May 01, 2018 1:52 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:At least it still has the pair of 12x20 inch Lex-C lights! Wonder why they decided to replace it?


Maybe the teardrop died.

In the first video, it's hard to tell, but the teardrop tends to pause frequently, or maybe the railroad wanted to invest?
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby freebrickproductions » Tue May 01, 2018 2:26 pm

NathanFromEngland wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:At least it still has the pair of 12x20 inch Lex-C lights! Wonder why they decided to replace it?


Maybe the teardrop died.

In the first video, it's hard to tell, but the teardrop tends to pause frequently, or maybe the railroad wanted to invest?

That's probably what happened, sadly. Wonder if they tried to fix it, and why they didn't go with a mechanical bell as the replacement?
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby ToledoRailfan » Tue May 01, 2018 2:31 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
NathanFromEngland wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:At least it still has the pair of 12x20 inch Lex-C lights! Wonder why they decided to replace it?


Maybe the teardrop died.

In the first video, it's hard to tell, but the teardrop tends to pause frequently, or maybe the railroad wanted to invest?

Wonder if they tried to fix it, and why they didn't go with a mechanical bell as the replacement?


They might not have had replacement parts for it. An E-bell was probably easier to get a hold of.
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby freebrickproductions » Tue May 01, 2018 3:54 pm

ToledoRailfan wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
NathanFromEngland wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:At least it still has the pair of 12x20 inch Lex-C lights! Wonder why they decided to replace it?


Maybe the teardrop died.

In the first video, it's hard to tell, but the teardrop tends to pause frequently, or maybe the railroad wanted to invest?

Wonder if they tried to fix it, and why they didn't go with a mechanical bell as the replacement?


They might not have had replacement parts for it. An E-bell was probably easier to get a hold of.

True, along with being lighter weight (so they're easier to install).
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby ZachL » Tue May 01, 2018 5:28 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
ToledoRailfan wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
NathanFromEngland wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:At least it still has the pair of 12x20 inch Lex-C lights! Wonder why they decided to replace it?


Maybe the teardrop died.

In the first video, it's hard to tell, but the teardrop tends to pause frequently, or maybe the railroad wanted to invest?

Wonder if they tried to fix it, and why they didn't go with a mechanical bell as the replacement?


They might not have had replacement parts for it. An E-bell was probably easier to get a hold of.

True, along with being lighter weight (so they're easier to install).

Even then, those aren't really excuses for a railroad museum. :Bored:
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby ToledoRailfan » Tue May 01, 2018 6:33 pm

ZachL wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
ToledoRailfan wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
NathanFromEngland wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:At least it still has the pair of 12x20 inch Lex-C lights! Wonder why they decided to replace it?


Maybe the teardrop died.

In the first video, it's hard to tell, but the teardrop tends to pause frequently, or maybe the railroad wanted to invest?

Wonder if they tried to fix it, and why they didn't go with a mechanical bell as the replacement?


They might not have had replacement parts for it. An E-bell was probably easier to get a hold of.

True, along with being lighter weight (so they're easier to install).

Even then, those aren't really excuses for a railroad museum. :Bored:


To be fair there for of a heritage excursion railroad than they are a museum per se. Although at the Musée ferroviaire canadien (Canadian Railway Museum) near Montreal, they do have a pair of modern 8" signals with WCH E-bells which guard a crossing for visitors on their museum grounds, the crossing is a trolley line which runs around the museum. I think the signals themselves are less of museum pieces and more just there to actually guard the crossing (even though they haven't actually worked for a while if I recall correctly :Roll: ).
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby freebrickproductions » Tue May 15, 2018 12:45 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
Caltrain927 wrote:Pleasanton, CA on a UP Mainline! Street View image still shows the crossing having 8" lights, videos show the updated crossing with 12x24 LED's, but the teardrop remained in place.
http://g.co/maps/dg8h3


Unfortuately, this recent video shows that it has gone dead :Cry1:

Good news! The Teardrop is working again, as per this video recorded earlier today by a YouTube user!

cabman701 wrote:Very nice to see it was fixed, plus that the EM gates are still there!

Sad news, as another railfan on YouTube just told me, this Teardrop is now gone: :Cry1:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6666043 ... 000!8i5500

Same goes for the Safetran bell across the street...
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby TrickyMario7654 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
Caltrain927 wrote:Pleasanton, CA on a UP Mainline! Street View image still shows the crossing having 8" lights, videos show the updated crossing with 12x24 LED's, but the teardrop remained in place.
http://g.co/maps/dg8h3


Unfortuately, this recent video shows that it has gone dead :Cry1:

Good news! The Teardrop is working again, as per this video recorded earlier today by a YouTube user!

cabman701 wrote:Very nice to see it was fixed, plus that the EM gates are still there!

Sad news, as another railfan on YouTube just told me, this Teardrop is now gone: :Cry1:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6666043 ... 000!8i5500

Same goes for the Safetran bell across the street...

Arrrr... crappy e-bells. :Curse1:
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby ZachL » Tue May 15, 2018 8:57 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
Caltrain927 wrote:Pleasanton, CA on a UP Mainline! Street View image still shows the crossing having 8" lights, videos show the updated crossing with 12x24 LED's, but the teardrop remained in place.
http://g.co/maps/dg8h3


Unfortuately, this recent video shows that it has gone dead :Cry1:

Good news! The Teardrop is working again, as per this video recorded earlier today by a YouTube user!

cabman701 wrote:Very nice to see it was fixed, plus that the EM gates are still there!

Sad news, as another railfan on YouTube just told me, this Teardrop is now gone: :Cry1:
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.6666043 ... 000!8i5500

Same goes for the Safetran bell across the street...

Grrr!
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Re: Locations Of Currently Existing US&S TEARDROPS

Postby freebrickproductions » Wed May 16, 2018 12:56 am

Both e-bells appear to be NEG e-bells as well... :TDOWN:

At least the old EM gate mechs and cantilevers still remain... :TUP2:

...for now... :Sneaky:
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