Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

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jff1999
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:45 pm

Doge_Illinois wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:26 pm
Alright, here is mine.

Terryson Street, Laramie, IL
Owner: NS

Signal #1:
Cantilever: WCH Cantilever (older style)
Gate Mast Base: Safetran
Gate Mechanism: Safetran Mid 1970's
Gate Lights: RECO Incandescent 4"
Mast Lights: 2 pairs of WCH 8" Lights (Incandescent)
Overhead Lights: 2 pairs of WCH 12x20" Lights (Incandescent)
Bell: WCH 1st Gen Mechanical Bell
Bell Sequence: Full Activation

Signal #2:
Cantilever: WCH Cantilever (older style)
Gate Mast Base: Safetran
Gate Mechanism: Safetran Mid 1970's
Gate Lights: RECO Incandescent 4"
Mast Lights: 2 pairs of WCH 8" Lights (Incandescent)
Overhead Lights: 2 pairs of WCH 12x20" Lights (Incandescent)
Bell: WRRS Mechanical Bell
Bell Sequence: Full Activation

Signal #3 (side signal for Perry Street):
Base: Safetran
Gate Mechanism: Safetran 2000's
Lights: 2 Pairs of Safetran 12x20" Lights (incandescent)
Gate Lights: RECO Incandescent 4"
Bell: Safetran Mechanical Bell (Gen 2)
Bell Sequence: Full Activation

Signals #4 & #5 (Pedestrian Signals):
Base: Safetran
Gate Mechanism: Safetran 2000's
Gate Light: RECO Incandescent 4"
Nice crossing and bell combination. Rare to see bells in NS crossing to have the bells ring through whole activation.
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:46 pm

ImNotaSimp46 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:00 pm
I've got one.

Road: Westend Avenue
Owner: Conrail (Yes)

North Side

Base: Safetran
Gate Mech: N/A
Gate Lights: N/A
Lights: 8" Safetran Lights
Bell: Teardrop Bell

South Side
Base: US&S
Gate Mech: N/A
Gate Lights: N/A
Lights: 8" Safetran Lights
Bell: Teardrop Bell (1st Gen)
Nice!
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:48 pm

ImNotaSimp46 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:11 pm
I have another.

Empire St and Ratatouille Blvd Railroad Crossing
Owner: Penn Central (Former), CSX (Current)

Signal #1:
Gate Mast Base: WCH
Gate Mechanism: WABCO Triangular gate
Gate Lights: GRS
Mast Lights: 12x20 Incandescent
Bell: US&S Teardrop Bell
Bell Sequence: Turns off when barrier is lowered.

Signal #2:
Cantilever: Griswold
Gate Mast Base: Safetran
Gate Mechanism: Safetran Newer
Gate Lights: RECO Incandescent
Mast Lights: 12x24 Incandescent
Overhead Lights: 12x24 Incandescent
Bell: US&S Mechanical

Signal #3:
Cantilever: New WCH Cantilever
Gate Mast Base: WCH
Gate Mechanism: WCH
Gate Lights: Safetran Early 1970s
Mast Light: 12x24 Ball LED
Overhead Lights: 12x24 Incandescent
Bell: WCH Mechanical Bell

Signal #4:
Gate Mast Base: N/A
Gate Mechanism: N/A
Gate Lights: N/A
Light: Harmon Fading LEDs
Bell: N/A

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Cool!
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:49 pm

Doge_Illinois wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:25 pm
I have another also.

Jordan Road, St. Emilia, IL.
Owner: UP

Signal #1:
Base & Gate Mechanism: Griswold EM!
Gate Lights: Alstom-Aurora LED
Lights: 12x24" Safetran (Dialight Ball LEDs)
Bell: NEG E-Bell
Bell Sequence: Stops when gates are down

Signal #2:
Cantilever: Lincoln Industries
Gate Mechanism: WCH
Gate Lights: Alstom-Aurora LED
Lights: 12x24" Safetran (Dialight Ball LEDs)
Bell: NEG E-Bell
Bell Sequence: Stops when gates are down

Relay Case:
7" Orange Gate Light (used to let crew know the signals are working)

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Another one, woo!

Freddy Street, Darwin, IL
Owner: CSX

Signal #1:
Base: GRS
Lights: 2 pairs of GRS Lex-C 12x20"!
Bell: Safetran Mechanical (Gen 2)

Signal #2:
Base: GRS
Lights: 2 pairs of GRS Lex-C 12x20"!
Bell: Safetran Mechanical (Gen 2)

Signal #3 (protects 19th Street):
Base: GRS
Lights: 1 pair of GRS Lex-C 8"!
Wow! Interesting for a UP crossing to have the bells ring till gates lower.
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:50 pm

FresnoSubProductions wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:05 pm
My crossing would be
Owner: SP
Signal 1
Gate: FS/WCH 3590
Lights: FS 12x20 with Electro-Tech LED's
Base: WCH
Bell: FS

Signal 2
Gate: 70's Safetran S-20
Lights: 1 Harmon 12x20 and 3 WCH 12x20
Base: RACO
Bell: WRRS

Controller
Bell Sequence: Ring until Gates rise
Gate Delay: 7 seconds
Flasher relay speed: 0.5, 0.7
Nice!
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:52 pm

Doge_Illinois wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:31 pm
Crossing #4, my first double.

Route 180 (Logansport Road), Simeon, IL.
Owners: NS & UP
Dot Number: 456123V

UP Crossing:
Signal #1:
Base: Siemens
Gate Mechanism: Siemens Imprinted
Gate Lights: Alstom Aurora LED
Lights: 3 pairs of 12x24" Safetran (Dialight Ball LEDs) (One pair is sidelights)
Bell: NEG E-Bell
Sequence: Stops when gates are down

Signal #2:
Base: Siemens
Lights: 2 pairs of 12x24" Safetran (Dialight Ball LEDs)

NS Crossing:
Signal #3:
Base: Safetran
Lights: 2 pairs of Safetran 12x20" (Incandescent)

Signal #4:
Base: Safetran
Gate Mechanism: Safetran 2000's
Gate Lights: RECO LED
Lights: 2 pairs of Safetran 12x20" (Incandescent)
Bell: GS Type 3 E-Bell
Sequence: Stops when gates are down
Interesting to see the bell ringing till gates lower on a UP crossing
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:58 pm

I have another one

Crossing owned and maintained by BNSF Railway
Bells ring through activation
Base: Safetran
Gate Mech: Safetran
Gate lights: 4" Safetran Incandescents
Lights: 12x20 Safetran Incandescents
Bell: Prototype GS E-bell

Base: Safetran
Gate Mech: Safetran
Gate lights: 4" RECO LED
Lights: 12x20 Safetran with Dialight Ball LEDs
Bell: Prototype GS E-bell
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by Doge_Illinois » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:03 pm

Got a few.

Crossing #7:
Trevor Street, Larrysville, IL
Owner: NS
Dot Number: 103960C

Signal #1:
Base: RSI
Gate Mechanism: Siemens Imprinted
Gate Lights: 4" RSI Stop LEDs
Lights: 2 pairs of RSI 12x20" (RSI LED's)
Bell: RSI E-Bell
Sequence: Stops when gates are down

Signal #2:
Base: RSI
Gate Mechanism: Siemens Imprinted
Gate Lights: 4" RSI Stop LEDs
Lights: 2 pairs of RSI 12x20" (RSI LED's)
Bell: Siemens E-Bell
Sequence: Stops when gates are down
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Crossing #8 (Bell Only!):
Private Crossing, McCarthy, IL
Owner: UP
Dot Number: 193053G

Signal #1:
Base: Griswold
Bell: GS Type 3 E-Bell
Sequence: Full Activation

Signal #2:
Base: Griswold
Bell: NEG E-Bell
Sequence: Full Activation
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Crossing #9:
Joseph Street, Valley Hill, IL
Owner: CSX
Dot Number: 930149M

Signal #1:
Base: US&S
Gate Mechanism: US&S Model 75
Gate Lights: 4" RECO LED
Lights: US&S 12x24" (US&S LEDs)
Bell: US&S Mechanical Bell!
Sequence: Stops when gates are down

Signal #2:
Base: US&S
Gate Mechanism: US&S Model 95 (Gen 2)
Gate Lights: 4" RECO LED
Lights: US&S 12x24" (US&S LEDs)
Bell: WCH Type 4 E-Bell
Sequence: Stops when gates are down
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by jff1999 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:26 pm

4.

Crossing owned and maintained by Union Pacific
Bells ring through whole activation
Mid-2010s install with minor changes

1st signal:
Base: Siemens
Gate Mechanism: Safetran/Siemens
Gate lights: Alstom-Aurora LED
Side-mounted Bell: Dead NEG E-bell
Lights: Safetran 12x24 with GE Pixalated LEDs
Bell on top: Working Safetran Type 1 E-bell!!!!!!!!

2nd Signal:
Base: Siemens
Gate Mechanism: Safetran/Siemens
Gate lights: Alstom-Aurora LED
Side-mounted Bell: Dead NEG E-bell
Lights: Safetran 12x24 with GE Pixalated LEDs
Bell on top: Working Safetran Type 1 E-bell!!!!!!!!
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Re: Make up a Dream Railroad Crossing(s)

Post by Doge_Illinois » Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:49 pm

Wow, 10th crossing, let's make this one super nice! Same will go for 11.

Crossing #10:
Peterson Road, Laramie, IL
Owner: NS
Dot Number: 435960B

Signal #1:
Cantilever: Older Safetran
Gate Mast Base: Safetran Older Style
Gate Mechanism: Safetran Early 70's!
Gate Lights: Safetran 4" Incandescent
Lights: 5 pairs of Safetran 12x24" (Older Style, Incandescent)
Bell: Safetran Mechanical Bell (Gen 1, mounted on the side of the cantilever)
Bell Sequence: Full Activation

Signal #2:
Cantilever: Older Safetran
Gate Mast Base: Safetran Newer Style
Gate Mechanism: Safetran 2000's
Gate Lights: RECO 4" Incandescent
Lights: 5 Pairs of Safetran 12x24" Total, 2 older style, 1 Hawker, 2 newer (all Incandescent)
Bell: Safetran Mechanical Bell (Gen 2, mounted on the side of the cantilever)
Bell Sequence: Full Activation

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Crossing #11:
Wolcott Street, Pine Tree, IL
Owner: CSX
Dot Number: 593036H

Signal #1:
Base: WRRS
Gate Mechanism: WRRS
Gate Lights: WRRS Lantern!
Lights: 2 pairs of WRRS 8" Lights (Cast Iron!)
Bell: WRRS 1203 Mechanical Bell!
Bell Sequence: Full Activation
Crossbuck: Cats-eyed!

Signal #2:
Base: WRRS
Gate Mechanism: WRRS
Gate Lights: WRRS Lantern!
Lights: 2 pairs of WRRS 8" Lights (Cast Iron!)
Crossbuck: Cats-eyed!
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