Pictures 1-30 were taken by TrainmanKight on March 21, 2009.

Pictures 31-116 and the videos were taken by freebrickproductions on August 26, 2016.

 

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The crossing in action, while the train was stopped on the crossing on Fogg St.

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Views of the signals, with a GS type 2 electronic bell on 7th Ave. South, and a WRRS mechanical bell on Fogg St.

All of the four bells on these signals only activate from startup to when the gates fully lower.

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Rear lights active.

A 160 pound counterweight by WRRS.

A gate mechanism by WCH.

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And a bracket by MI.
DOT information.
A view of another signal with an ASC electronic bell on Fogg St.

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And the fourth signal, with an ASC electronic bell, and 12"x24" lights found on 7th Ave. South.
No gate guard on here.

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A closeup of the GS type 2 electronic bell on 7th Ave South.
More active shots of the signals. The lights were made by Modern Industries.

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This is not a good neighborhood to be in. More on that later.
A Premier Products cover.
The train has passed, and here's a view of the only 12"x24" signal at the crossing on 7th Ave South.

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More views of 7th Ave. South.

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Another Premier Products cover.
The 12"x24" lights are from WCH.
A train parked by the crossing, doing nothing.

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These pictures were taken inside of the car, when they were approached by suspicious people a total of 8 times during the short amount of time they were here. Needless to say that this is an extremely dangerous area. It is ADVISED that no one try to attempt to film here.

 

This area has been plagued with numerous shootings of people at this crossing, even to the point where CSX maintainers find the dead bodies long after they've been shot.

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A return trip to the crossing by freebrickproductions shows some changes to it.

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The first signal, which is the one with the WRRS mechanical bell.

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It has a Modern Industries base.
The gate mechanism was replaced with a Safetran one.
The lights are still Modern Industries 12x20 inch lights.

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The new blue emergency information sign.
Some close-ups of the WRRS mechanical bell, which has a WCH base.
The gate lights are RECO LED gate lights.

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Some views of the first signal while off.
The second signal, which has the General Signals Type-2 electronic bell.

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It has a Premier Products Corp. base/
It also now has a Safetran gate mechanism.
More new blue emergency information.

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The 12x20 inch lights on this signal are a mixture of Harmon and older and newer Modern Industries light heads. All of them are still incandescent.

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The General Signals Type-2 e-bell is still here.
More RECO LED gate lights here.

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The third signal, which is the 12x24 inch one.
But no time for that, the crossing actives!

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CSX 600 leads a southbound mixed freight through the crossing with an ES40DC right behind it.

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A road slug and a GP40-2 trail on this train.
Anyways, back to the third signal...
It has another Premier Products Corp. base.

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The WCH gate mech over here is now a Safetran like the others.
Another new blue emergency information sign.
The 12x24 inch WCH lights are still here.

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The ASC e-bell still sits atop of this signal!
This signal also has more RECO LED gate lights.
The fourth and final signal.

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It has a Modern Industries base.
Yet another Safetran gate mech to replace the old WCH one.
The new blue emergency information again.

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This signal has an L&N DOT tag on it!
This signal actually has all Federal Signal 12x20 inch lights!

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This signal also still retains the ASC electronic bell!
This signal now had RECO LED gate lights as well.
The fourth signal while off.

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The relay case.
Track views.
The crossing activates again!

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A pair of GEVOs slowly pull this southbound intermodal train through the crossing.

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The train finally passes and the gates rise.

 

The speed limit on this track is only 10 MPH, entering a rail yard, and trains park here quite often, while trying to gain access to the yard.

 

 

 

 

CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED MARCH 21, 2009)