MP:  00N1.12

 

Created May 28, 2016

 

Total Accidents:   0
Crossing DOT #:  348017T
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   12   (AS OF 2014)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

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Overviews of the crossing, which is located underneath an overpass.
The first signal.

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It's a US&S cantilever.
The emergency information.
The lights on this signal are US&S 8 inch lights.

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The bell on this signal is a WRRS mechanical bell.
A Modern Industries base.
The gate mechanism here is from WCH.

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This signal has incandescent RECO gate lights.
The second signal.
It's another US&S cantilever.

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The emergency information.
This signal has more US&S 8 inch lights. The lens in the left-hand light in Picture 19 isn't secured in properly.
The bell here is a General Signals Type-2 electronic bell.

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Another Modern Industries base.
This signal has another WCH gate mech.
These gate lights are RECO LED gate lights.
The relay case.

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Track views.
Action shots.

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A return trip to the crossing on 8-26-16 shows a couple of changes to the crossing.
The first signal.

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This still is still all the same.

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The WRRS mechanical bell is still here.
This is still a Modern Industries base.
This gate mechanism is now from Siemens!

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The gate lights are still incandescent RECOs though.
The second signal.
It's stilla US&S cantilever.

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The emergency information and an L&N DOT tag!
This signal still has the US&S 8 inch lights as well, and the light on the left in Picture 60 still has the lens not fit in properly.

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These are still the same.
This gate mechanism was also replaced with a Siemens one.
These are still RECO LED gate lights.

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The relay case.
Looking west towards 19th Avenue North.
Looking east towards 17th Avenue North.

 

 

For some reason, Nashville decided to build an overpass for Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd directly above the overpass for the 18th Street crossing here. In fact, 18th Street and Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd run in the same direction.

I suppose the overpass has helped reduce the number of potential accidents here a good bit, which is why the crossing has remained at 0 accidents.

Being underneath the overpass felt nice on the hot summer's day I was here though, since it was noticably cooler here than out in the sun. I recommend it to any railfans looking for a nice quiet crossing to cool off at.

 

Photos 1-40 and the video were taken on 7-29-15.

Photos 41-67 were taken on 8-26-16.