Amtrak vs. CSX MoW Crew?

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Posted by n012944 on Monday, March 26, 2018 11:10 AM

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obviously busy thoroughfare 

The gates go down for Amtrak at the 3:22 mark of the video, and road traffic resumes movement at the 6:40 mark.  Even after having the street blocked for 3 minutes and 18 seconds a whopping 2 cars crossed the railroad after Amtrak cleared, or less than one car a minute. Both of those cars were northbound. Yep, obviously busy.  I would even say it rivals the Dan Ryan Expressway at rush hour.....

 

It appears that the street in question is North Lake Street, which is about a mile long.  To see how busy it was I used Bing's steetview to travel down it both directions. There was no opposing cars when I did that, either way.  There were however two kids walking down the middle of the street at one point.  Busy indeed.

 

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Posted by 243129 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:08 AM

n012944

 

 
243129

obviously busy thoroughfare 

 

 

The gates go down for Amtrak at the 3:22 mark of the video, and road traffic resumes movement at the 6:40 mark.  Even after having the street blocked for 3 minutes and 18 seconds a whopping 2 cars crossed the railroad after Amtrak cleared, or less than one car a minute. Both of those cars were northbound. Yep, obviously busy.  I would even say it rivals the Dan Ryan Expressway at rush hour.....

 

It appears that the street in question is North Lake Street, which is about a mile long.  To see how busy it was I used Bing's steetview to travel down it both directions. There was no opposing cars when I did that, either way.  There were however two kids walking down the middle of the street at one point.  Busy indeed.

 

 

Starting at 7:43 - 10:11of the video I counted 8 cars crossing, with no apparent regard for the work equipment leaving the siding, with one near miss at 9:42 and then you see a track worker  decide to protect the crossing.

At 10:46 the first piece of track equipment crosses a busy thoroughfare at 10:59 gates go up. At 11:10 second piece of equipment enters crossing with gates up/ no protection.

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