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Created December 25, 2016

 

Total Accidents:   0
Crossing DOT #:  343772H
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   15   (AS OF 2016)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

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Overview of the crossing.
The first signal.

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It has a Transport Products Corp. base.
The gate mechanism is a GRS/WRRS gate mechanism!
This signal has a white emergency information sing!
WRRS junction boxes.

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The lights on this signal are all WRRS 8 inch lights!
The gate lights are RECO LED gate lights.
The second signal.

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Note the broken wind gaurd.
An old clamp-style base.
The emergency information and a couple of L&N DOT tags!

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Close-ups of the DOT tags.
This signal has more WRRS 8 inch lights!

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More WRRS junction boxes.
A Modern Industries base.
The gate mechanism over here is from GRS!
More RECO LED gate lights over here.

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The relay case.
The bell is an old school bell mounted under a cover on the side of the relay case!
Track view looking south towards Market Street.

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Track view looking north towards McGlothlin Street.
The crossing activates! The lights start about two seconds before the bell and gates do.

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The bell continues to ring while the gates are down.
An AC6000CW leads a southbound train through the crossing!

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The train passes and the gates begin to rise. The lights shut off about a second or two before the bell stops and the gates begin to rise.

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The GRS gate mechanism is really slow and takes a long time to raise up. It will probably be getting replaced soon.

 

 

No idea why they used a school bell here, and it's certainly rather odd. This is the last crossing with a mechanical bell in Portland, TN.

 

All pictures and the video were taken on 8-10-16.