Western Signal
Eastern Signal
Bell:NEG E Bell
NEG E Bell
Base: Siemens Single Sided
Siemens Single Sided
LED Types: Four GE Dotted LEDs Four GE Dotted LEDs
Light Frames: Four 12"x24" Safetran frames Four 12"x24" Safetran frames
Junction Box: Safetran
Gate Lights: NEG Clear LEDs
NEG Clear LEDs
Gate Mechanism: Refurbished Safetran 2000s Refurbished Safetran 2000s
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Crossbuck font:
Normal font, double sided
Normal font, double sided
Bell Cycle: Rings for the whole duration
Rings for the whole duration

Pictures 1-9 were taken on March 24, 2008.
Pictures 10-36 were taken on December 19, 2015.
Pictures 37-63 were taken on November 20, 2017.
The video was taken on November 10, 2019.
All pictures and video were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Pequot Line.

Photos from March 2008.  These signals are literally all Safetran, including bells, lights, gate mechansisms, bases, and gate lgihts.

On June 22, 2015, an EF-3 tornado struck Coal City, and its path came very close to this crossing.  Parts of the crossing, including the gates, were damaged.  One light on the western signal was replaced with a 1st Gen WCH LED, the eastern crossbuck was replaced, and one of the blue DOT signs which were added in 2014 went missing.  Since this line is basically defunct, UP hasn't bothered putting new gates on the signals or installing a new DOT sign on the eastern signal.  The old gates are still sitting to the side damaged beyond repair.  You'll notice the houses under repair and snapped trees in the background of many of the images below.

Overview facing west.
Overview facing east.
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The eastern signal.
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The western signal.
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The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
The grade is all asphalt.
Track view facing north towards Division St. #1. Track view facing south towards Reed Rd.

In 2017, a new logistics center in Coal City started being built and will be served by this line.  As such, UP is upgrading this dormant track with new ties and other various track improvements, and also they've upgraded all of the crossings between Braceville and the new facility, including this one.  New signals were installed as well as a new bungalow.

Overview of the new signals facing west.
Overview facing east.
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The new eastern signal.
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The new western signal.
The new relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
The grade is now all wood.
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Track view facing north towards Division St. #1.Track view facing south towards Reed Rd.The remains of the unused 2nd track.

Despite new signals being here, this crossing is still hard to get on video, as the local normally does not run up to this crossing.  However, on November 10, 2019, a ballast train came up the line, and pulled up far enough to activate this crossing.