Doliska Road #2, Dora, AL

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Doliska Road #2, Dora, AL

Post by freebrickproductions » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:19 pm

*originally recorded on 11-13-20*

Signal on the left: 2 pairs of Safetran 12x20 inch lights, a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell, a Siemens gate mechanism, and RECO LED gate lights.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of Safetran 12x20 inch lights, a Siemens gate mechanism, a RECO LED gate light, and RECO incandescent gate lights!

After catching H-MEMBIR in Cordova, a slow order (it appears) made it have to travel slowly through the siding between Cordova and Dora, so I was able to easily beat it to this crossing. This crossing's another pretty decent (and slightly unusual) one, though it sadly ain't as interesting as it once was. Originally, the crossing was a pair of WABCO signals from the Frisco, and were pretty much entirely original up until 2014 (aside from one of the lights and the bell on the far signal being replaced at some point), though the far signal did get moved closer to the tracks between 2008 and 2014.
Sadly, by the time I got out here in 2015, BNSF had replaced the signals here entirely with the current signals. However, rather unusually for BNSF, they chose to install these new signals with a full set of (reused?) incandescent Safetran 12x20 inch lights! Certainly not something you see BNSF doo all that often, especially since they usually install new LEDs when replacing the signals at a crossing.
Also, rather unusually for BNSF, the closer signal still retains a pair of incandescent gate lights! The tip gate light is LED (of course), but it's certainly nice seeing a mostly incandescent gated signal on a BNSF line like this, and it's especially nice seeing the incandescent gate lights here!
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...
Probably a furry.

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