>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Northern Signal Southern Signal
Bell: WCH Type 3 E Bell GS Type 1 E Bell*
Base: Safetran Single Sided Safetran Single Sided
LED Types: Four Electro-Tech's LEDs Four Electro-Tech's LEDs
Light Frames: Four 12"x24" WCH frames Four 12"x24" WCH frames
Junction Box: Safetran Safetran
Gate Lights: 4" RECO LEDs 4" RECO LEDs
Gate Mechanism: Safetran 1990s Safetran 2000s
Gate Striping: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Crossbuck font: Normal font, double sided Normal font, double sided
Bell Cycle: Rings for the whole duration Rings for the whole duration

>>>>>>>>>>>> Northern Pedestrian Gate Southern Pedestrian Gate
Base: WCH Single Sided Safetran Single Sided
Gate Mechanism: WCH Style 4 Siemens Imprinted
Gate Striping: |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

Pictures 1-5 were taken on March 24, 2007.
Pictures 6-11 were taken on May 5, 2007.
Pictures 12-13 were taken on October 6, 2007.
Pictures 14-30 were taken on October 27, 2007.
Pictures 31-64 and the video were taken on October 23, 2019.
Pictures 1-30 were taken by chicagorailfan@yahoo.com, and Pictures 31-64 and the video were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Geneva Sub.




This is a pedestrian gate for the Washington Union Pacific crossing.

A private crossing for the EJ&E, and UP yard entrance.



Here's the two signals for this crossing. The left signal as you can see is 12"x20". The other one is 12"x24" with a WCH electronic bell. Both signals have WCH red L.E.D. lights.




Closeups of both signals, both in 12"x20" and in 12"x24" form.




The concrete grade was poured on April 5, 1996.

These L.E.D. signals are a little different than the other Safetran styles. These have a honeycomb shape in the center, a type I've never seen before.



The crossing was torn out for track work. The crossing was closed, as you can see, but pedestrians could still use the crossing, seeing as how rocks were used temporarily.




The crossing is nearly finished, however UP crews are still out here putting on the final touches. The crossing is open again on October 27, 2007.
The signals activate in picture 16.




Different views of the L.E.D. lights, including a closeup of the L.E.D. light in Harmon frames in picture 19.




The signals activation was false. It was mistakenly caused by the UP workers. No trains came by, as you can clearly see in picture 22.
You can see new cement grades that replaced the older 11 year old ones.




A rear look at the 12"x24" signal.

Facing East.
A Dunkin Donuts cup on the relay case!




Views of the 12"x20" bell-less signal.

Some person standing next to a van...



As soon as one incredibly slow train leaves, another even slower train jumps up behind it. There was a third train on the close track (main 3) which made the activation total for around 15 minutes.

A taller view of the 12"x20" signal.

By the early 2010s, the Safetran S-85 on the southern pedestrian gate was replaced with a 90s style Safetran gate mechanism.
Sometime in the 2010s, all Harmon Dotted LEDs were replaced with Electro-Tech's LEDs in WCH frames
In June 2019, a separate pedestrian gate mast was added on the north side, replacing the pedestrian gate on the road signal, and the gate mechanism on the southern pedestrian gate was replaced once again.
In August 2019, in a strange move, a GS Type 1 was added to the southern signal. I have a speculation that it's a GS bell retrofitted with the sound chip from the ASC E Bell at Washington St. #1 that had just been replaced.

When I was here in October 2019, the road north of the crossing was in the process of being resurfaced.

Overview of the updated setup facing south. Overview facing north.
33 34 35
36 37 38
39 40 41
The northern signal.
43 44 45
46 47 48
49 50 51
The southern signal.
53 54 55 56
The new northern pedestrian gate.
57 58 59 60
The updated southern pedestrian gate.
61 62 63 64
The relay case in the northeast quadrant. The grade is all concrete. Track view facing west at Washington St. #1. Track view facing east towards Sunset Ave.