MP:  142.540

 

Created May 4, 2024

 

Total Accidents:   0
Crossing DOT #:  794716V
TOTAL DAILY TRAINS:   23   (AS OF 2022)

 

Page created by: freebrickproductions

 

This crossing is located on the UP Mineola Subdivision.

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>> Signal #1 Signal #2
Bell: N/A WRRS mechanical
Base: Transport Products Corp. Modern Industries
Light Frames: 6 - 12x20" WCH w/ Electro-tech LEDs 4 - 12x20" WCH w/ Electro-tech LEDs
Gate Lights: Alstom LED Alstom LED
Gate Mechanism: RACO Late-70s Safetran
Gate Striping: Vertical Vertical

 

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Overviews of the crossing.

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The first signal. Nice to see a classic RACO gate mechanism still in use, along with the classic extensions for the junction boxes on the mast.

Note the GRS bracket in Picture 13, I'm not sure why it has that little bit of conduit sticking out from the bottom of it.

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The second signal. At the time, this WRRS bell was sounding rather rough.

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The relay case.
Looking east towards FM 1253.
Looking west towards FM 857 in Grand Saline.

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A wayside signal and an old telegraph pole stand next to the crossing.

 

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The crossing activates!

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The eastbound Amtrak Texas Eagle flies through the crossing with a P42DC for power!

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The gates rise after the train has passed.

 

 

As you can see in the video below, UP has since given the WRRS bell here a tune-up.

 

All pictures and the first video were taken on 2-1-24.

The second video was taken by Morrison & Friends on 3-3-24.