Total Accidents:   0
Crossing DOT #:  971191S
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   150   (AS OF 2022)

 

This crossing is located on the DART Red & Blue Lines.

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>> Signal #1 Signal #2 Signal #3 Signal #4
Bell: WCH Mechanical 3rd Gen
N/A N/A WCH Mechanical 2nd Gen
Light Frames: 4 - 12x20" WCH w/ Electro-tech LEDs 4 - 12x20" WCH w/ Electro-tech LEDs 4 - 12x20" WCH w/ Electro-tech LEDs 4 - 12x20" WCH w/ Electro-tech LEDs
Base: WCH WCH WCH WCH
Gate Lights: RECO LEDs RECO LEDs RECO LEDs RECO LEDs
Gate Mechanism: WCH Style 3 WCH Style 3 WCH Style 3 WCH Style 3
Gate Striping: Vertical (Hinged) Diagonal (Wishbone - Hinged) Vertical (Hinged) Vertical (Hinged)

 

The 1st video was taken on April 27, 2023, by Morrison & Friends.
Videos 2-3 were taken on February 2, 2024, by freebrickproductions.
The 4th video was taken on March 29, 2024, by Morrison & Friends.

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It looks like these Wishbone gates are bent in half. They are, but on purpose. Read on for more.

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I remember this crossing the most from when it was online in the past. This crossing has a height problem with being under a building, and normal gate wouldn't work down here, so the people at DART devised a way to try to fix the problem. Here is the result of a little extra work. The gate pieces are hinged in the middle to completely cover the road when down, and fold in half when up. I think it's a pretty smart idea. The gates are the wishbone A-gates.

The above pictures were taken November 26, 2000.

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A retrun trip to this crossing on February 2, 2024 by freebrickproductions finds that all of the signals here have been upgraded to LED, and that three of the four Wishbone gates here were replaced! The replacement gate arms are still hinged, however.

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The first signal.

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The second signal. Thankfully, this one still retains its original wishbone gate arm.

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Looking southwest towards Routh Street, Manor Way, and Central Expressway.
Looking northeast towards Canton Street.

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Some action shots of the crossing from both sides! The WCH mechanical bell on the first signal only rings once whenever the crossing activates.

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