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What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby freebrickproductions » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:34 am

Another non-traditional poll, but it's another question that I've been curious about: what crossing lights have you seen, whether on display and/or in use? Gate lights can be included in this as well, along with wig-wags (both kinds). As long as it functions as a visual means of warning drivers, then it counts, as long as you've seen the light(s) yourself in person. So nothing you've seen only on videos, pictures, and/or Google Street View.

Here's my list (ones I haven't seen lit up are marked with an *, any "generations" are named as such by yours truly, and aren't official, except for LEDs as they were named as such by Mike H.; different generations/styles of the same light-head are also linked to example pictures I've taken of the light head):
8 inch lights:
US&S
Safetran
RACO
GRS XC (IIRC, that's the model for the standard GRS 8 inch light)
GRS Lex-C
WCH
WRRS
WRRS Cast-iron*
Federal Signals
WABCO
Harmon
Modern Industries
Transport Products Corp.

12 inch lights:
WCH 1st Generation
WCH 2nd Generation
WCH 3rd Generation
WCH 4th Generation ("flat-back" style)
Federal Signal
GRS Lex-C
Harmon Style 1
Harmon Style 2
Harmon Style 3
Modern Industries 1st Generation
Modern Industries 2nd Generation
Modern Industries 3rd Generation
Safetran
Safetran - Old Design
Safetran - Hawker Siddeley Logo
RACO
RSI
Alstom*
General Signals*
L&W 1st Generation
L&W 2nd Generation
Transport Products Corp. (No Left Turn light)
WABCO/US&S*
US&S
Progress Rail 1st Generation*
Progress Rail 2nd Generation*

8 inch LEDs:
WCH 1st Generation
WCH 2nd Generation

12 inch LEDs:
WCH 1st Generation
WCH 2nd Generation
Leotek EV Series
General Signals
General Signals MAX*
RSI
Harmon Dotted
Harmon Fading
GE Dotted*
GE Uniform Look
Progress Rail*
Dialight Ball
Safetran Fading
Alstom*

Incandescent Gate lights:
RECO
Safetran
WCH
NEG
WRRS Lantern*
WABCO(?)
Progress Rail(?)
General Signals
L&W

LED Gate lights:
RECO
Alstom/Aurora*
Progress Rail(?)
NEG RECO-style
General Signals
RSI STOP*
Dialight*

Misc.:
WRRS Autoflag Wig-wag
Magnetic Flagman Signal Co. Wig-wag*
GRS STOP lights*
US&S STOP Lights
US&S 9 inch Lights

What lights have y'all seen?
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby NathanFromEngland » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:11 am

Well, cause i haven't been to America, i can't vote until July-August.

Speaking of that, wheres the poll?
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby freebrickproductions » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:23 am

NathanFromEngland wrote:Well, cause i haven't been to America, i can't vote until July-August.

Speaking of that, wheres the poll?

It's a non-traditional one. Basically you just respond with what you've seen. Similar to this thread of mine from earlier this year:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3697

Also, any visual warning device counts as a light, not just lights used at American crossings. :Tongue1:
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby NathanFromEngland » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:31 am

freebrickproductions wrote:
NathanFromEngland wrote:Well, cause i haven't been to America, i can't vote until July-August.

Speaking of that, wheres the poll?

It's a non-traditional one. Basically you just respond with what you've seen. Similar to this thread of mine from earlier this year:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3697

Also, any visual warning device counts as a light, not just lights used at American crossings. :Tongue1:


Oh, well basically i misread, i thought every poll required a traditional poll. :Tongue2:
Network Rail, why haven't you got any level crossing installation signs installed for Merseyside yet?
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby TrickyMario7654 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:15 pm

* = Haven't seen it lit up in person.

8 inch lights:
  • Westinghouse
  • Unmarked Westinghouse
  • Unmarked McK&H
  • WCH
  • Harmon*
  • GEC Alsthom
  • GRS XB/XD*
  • United Group*

12 inch lights:
None!

8 inch LED lights:
  • Westinghouse

12 inch LED lights:
None.
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby NathanFromEngland » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:37 pm

Here is mine. It might be updated when i head to Tampa next year. (Depending if i don't forget about this forum) :Tongue2:

United States

8 inch lights
WRRS 8 inch lights (Spotted on the Walter Disney Railroad)

12x20 inch lights
RACO

12x24 inch lights
Harmon Electric
Safetran

Gate lights
NEG (LED and Incandescent)
RECO

United Kingdom
Unipart Rail LED wigwags
National Railway Supplies incandescentlights

Its not the best list, so don't judge :Tongue2:
Last edited by freebrickproductions on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: You got RECO and RACO backwards. ;)
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby IanMP » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:23 pm

This year, i saw:

Safetran 12'' (too many)
WCH 3rd Gen
WCH 4th Gen
RECO Gate lights

Thats all...
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby TheSignalMan2000 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:57 pm

For all the crossings I've done (as of today), I've seen:

8 inch lights:
Harmon
Safetran

12 inch lights:
WCH 3rd Generation
Harmon Style 2
Harmon Style 3
Modern Industries 2nd Generation
Safetran
Safetran - Hawker Siddeley Logo
Transport Products Corp. (No Left Turn light)

12 inch LEDs:
Harmon Dotted
Harmon Fading
Safetran Fading

LED Gate lights:
General Signals
Alstom/Aurora
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby freebrickproductions » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:18 am

TheSignalMan2000 wrote:For all the crossings I've done (as of today), I've seen:

8 inch lights:
Harmon
Safetran

12 inch lights:
WCH 3rd Generation
Harmon Style 2
Harmon Style 3
Modern Industries 2nd Generation
Safetran
Safetran - Hawker Siddeley Logo
Transport Products Corp. (No Left Turn light)

12 inch LEDs:
Harmon Dotted
Harmon Fading
Safetran Fading

LED Gate lights:
General Signals
Alstom/Aurora

I know you've also seen some WCH LEDs (Clear, WCH 1st Gen, and WCH 2nd Gen), along with 8 inch UP LEDs and Dialight Ball LEDs. You've also seen NEG and WCH LED gate lights, along with RECO gate lights.
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Re: What Models of Lights Have You Seen?

Postby ToledoRailfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 am

NathanFromEngland wrote:Here is mine. It might be updated when i head to Tampa next year. (Depending if i don't forget about this forum) :Tongue2:

United States

8 inch lights
WRRS 8 inch lights (Spotted on the Walter Disney Railroad)

12x20 inch lights
RACO

12x24 inch lights
Harmon Electric
Safetran

Gate lights
NEG (LED and Incandescent)
RECO

United Kingdom
Unipart Rail LED wigwags
National Railway Supplies incandescentlights

Its not the best list, so don't judge :Tongue2:


Last edited by freebrickproductions on Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason:
You got RECO and RACO backwards. ;)


Huh, I didn't know that RACO and RECO weren't the same. I always just assumed that you and Tommy would just pronounce RACO as RECO in your crossing tours which I enjoy from time to time! :TUP2:
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