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Unusual grade crossing

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Unusual grade crossing
Posted by DSchmitt on Saturday, May 06, 2017 3:00 PM

If you model this grade crossing, no one will believe it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goKnQ66VpWg

 

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by steemtrayn on Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:15 AM

Neighbors must get irked having to listen to the horn.

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Posted by 7j43k on Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:46 AM

Maybe kids cross the tracks there getting to their fishing hole.  And the big gates are for when they bring their bicycles along.

Safety first!!

Ed

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Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:30 AM

Reminds me of early trainset grade crossings.    The cross bucks and a road to the tracks but not over

 

Shane

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Posted by tomikawaTT on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:37 PM

Lacking any other information, it just might be a crossing that was taken out of service temporarily while the track was realigned/upgraded/re-ballasted.  With that done, the highway folks will now replace the crossing, possibly with one of those humps guaranteed to high-center lowboy trailers.  Then the concrete barrier, the piled earth and the junque will be removed to allow passage.

Or maybe the railroad will come along and remove the lights, gates and whistle post.

Chuck

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Posted by DSchmitt on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:37 PM

Actually the crossing was started but not completed.  A developer was going to build the road. He paid for the signals and gates, but his developnent was not built so the road was not constructed.   The gates were left because it anticipated that the road will be needed and built in the future. 

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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