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Crossing Maps

Postby AndyWS » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:22 pm

This is something I always thought it would be nice for the site to have. It would show where the crossings are in relation to each other, how the crossings and surrounding areas have changed between the time of the photos and the Street View/Satellite images, and any crossings in the area not on the site.

Here's an example one I created for Madison, WI (I hope to eventually add all crossings in south-central Wisconsin to it, and create more maps for other regions):

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20 ... 4,0.528374

Clicking on any one of the place markers at each crossing brings up a link to the rxrsignals.net page for the crossing. Alternatively, you can click on the crossing name in the alphabetical menu to the left and it will show you where it is.
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby TommyBNSF » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:26 am

Nice. I've been doing something similar, except I'm mapping out locations of bell types in Google Earth, using both rxrsignals and Google Street View for reference. I also color code each bell for easier finding. I'd share it, but trying to find and then sharing the kml files for Google Earth is a pain in the butt.
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby TheSignalMan2000 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:57 am

I've done about the same thing with the crossings I'm planning to get in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
I have it listed on Google Earth.

I got them separated by the amount of train traffic and by what type of crossing (passive, gated/gateless mast, gated/gateless Cantilever).
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby freebrickproductions » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:50 pm

I made one myself. It just lists the brand of lights/type, the bell type (Safetran Type 3, WCH mechanical, etc.), the gate mechanism manufacturer, and who owns the crossing.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=21 ... 9529&msa=0
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Send me or any other admin a PM/e-mail if you want to submit crossing photos to the site!
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby AndyWS » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:12 pm

That's cool that some of you guys had this idea, too. I've finished my map for south-central Wisconsin including Madison and its surroundings. I'll eventually start working on more for other parts of the state. Now they just need to eventually be integrated into the site so that visitors can browse crossings by the map. :cool:
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby mlgillson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:48 am

I took a few minutes and threw something together. Let me know what you think.

This hasn't been linked to any of the other pages yet as it is only a test page.

Click Here to see it.
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby freebrickproductions » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:04 am

Looks great!
R.I.P. HMCR 8933; 1951-2013. Hasn't been moved since it was put next to Huntsville High School in 2015.

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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby AndyWS » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Looks good, MG! That's about what I had in mind. :cool:
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby cabman701 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:38 pm

Have to agree... that's pretty awesome. I was supposed to be driving through Madison on Thursday... however with the pending snowstorm and blizzard that is forecast, think I might stay further east and come through Milwaukee instead.
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Re: Crossing Maps

Postby AndyWS » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:15 am

Cool, although there should be a rain/snow mix here so be careful anyway.

What brings you up Badgerland way?
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