A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby MapsSurfer » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:01 pm

Napier, New Zealand

This one still has Safetran/Griswold Mechanical Bells.
https://www.google.com/maps/@-39.4957241,176.9007679,3a,62.2y,136.09h,87.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sesoEwPz1EWhEzN2-DmLrYg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Sale Street
https://www.google.com/maps/@-39.4980996,176.9164229,3a,40.3y,281.07h,92.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slLg62XiUwIHL3_cyer_v5Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

This recent video is also from Napier. I couldn't really tell if the crossing is one of the above, or a separate crossing not viewed on Google Maps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXbyp2F-ud0
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby ZachL » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:18 pm

MapsSurfer wrote:This one still has Safetran/Griswold Mechanical Bells.

It's almost like RACO never existed. :Blush:
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby freebrickproductions » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:46 pm

ZachL wrote:
MapsSurfer wrote:This one still has Safetran/Griswold Mechanical Bells.

It's almost like RACO never existed. :Blush:

They're most likely Griswold though, as New Zealand has quite a bit of Griswold equipment still, and used to have quite a few Griswold bells (most have since been replaced).
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-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby ZachL » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:13 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
ZachL wrote:
MapsSurfer wrote:This one still has Safetran/Griswold Mechanical Bells.

It's almost like RACO never existed. :Blush:

They're most likely Griswold though, as New Zealand has quite a bit of Griswold equipment still, and used to have quite a few Griswold bells (most have since been replaced).

I remember seeing Griswolds lights in New Zealand, and by far they are much cleaner than over here in the states. :Sneaky: At least they take good care of vintage equipment over there.
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby freebrickproductions » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:11 am

ZachL wrote:
freebrickproductions wrote:
ZachL wrote:
MapsSurfer wrote:This one still has Safetran/Griswold Mechanical Bells.

It's almost like RACO never existed. :Blush:

They're most likely Griswold though, as New Zealand has quite a bit of Griswold equipment still, and used to have quite a few Griswold bells (most have since been replaced).

I remember seeing Griswolds lights in New Zealand, and by far they are much cleaner than over here in the states. :Sneaky: At least they take good care of vintage equipment over there.

Many of them also have LEDs in them now as well.
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-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby MapsSurfer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:28 pm

Edirne, Turkey

These signals have Lights and Bells that I believe are made by the Kyosan Electric Signal Co. of Japan.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6583523,26.5752869,3a,90y,40.77h,96.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ1tg1y6n7a_oOdClB_kpWw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby ZachL » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:17 pm

MapsSurfer wrote:Edirne, Turkey

These signals have Lights and Bells that I believe are made by the Kyosan Electric Signal Co. of Japan.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6583523,26.5752869,3a,90y,40.77h,96.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ1tg1y6n7a_oOdClB_kpWw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Those lights look like those mini-signal lights, only life-sized. :Blink:
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby MapsSurfer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:52 pm

ZachL wrote:
MapsSurfer wrote:Edirne, Turkey

These signals have Lights and Bells that I believe are made by the Kyosan Electric Signal Co. of Japan.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6583523,26.5752869,3a,90y,40.77h,96.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ1tg1y6n7a_oOdClB_kpWw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Those lights look like those mini-signal lights, only life-sized. :Blink:

That's why I think that they're made in Japan, Crossing Lights made over there are real small.
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby Steven429 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:32 pm

So after reading this forum, I made a map showing how many many gates are left in the U.S
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oJbEt ... sp=sharing

There are not much left :Awww:
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Re: A-frame/Wishbone gate locations

Postby Steven429 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:39 pm

Zoom in real good, and you can see a wishbone guarding the bridge!
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0831672 ... 312!8i6656

Sadly the bridge got stuck in the open position in 2016. The bridge was taken down and replaced.

Also one cool thing is that one part of the train track section collapsed in the 1930's sending a steam engine and a baggage car to the water, where they still remain!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNb8FvbdfDE
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