Views:1413|Rating:4.74|View Time:5:11Minutes|Likes:18|Dislikes:1 *originally recorded on 10-27-18*
Forgot to upload this with the rest of my videos from the first day of my trip. And to any Spanish-speakers who watch my channel, sorry about butchering the name of the street; feel free to correct my pronunciation as necessary.
Views:10077|Rating:4.83|View Time:7:36Minutes|Likes:28|Dislikes:1 This crossing has the oldest signals on the NS Memphis District that are undoubtedly within the city limits. The crossing on Old Highway 20 in Limestone County has much older signals, but the jury is still out on whether or not it’s within Huntsville city limits or not.
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Views:1762|Rating:5.00|View Time:4:6Minutes|Likes:17|Dislikes:0 *originally recorded on 10-15-17*
Signal on the left: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×20 inch lights, 3 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights, a Safetran gate mechanism, and RECO gate lights.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×20 inch lights, 3 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights, a Safetran mechanical bell, a Safetran gate mechanism, and NEG gate lights.
This was the other train I caught yesterday. It was NS 736 with a BNSF ES44AC and an NS SD70ACe pulling and a BNSF ES44AC and a BNSF SD70ACe on the DPU.
As you can see, nothing has changed at this crossing since I was last out here.
Views:768|Rating:5.00|View Time:1:41Minutes|Likes:13|Dislikes:0 *originally recorded on 10-13-18*
Signal on the left: 2 pairs of Modern Industries 12×24 inch lights and a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of Modern Industries 12×24 inch lights.
After getting the train in Brush Creek, we were going to try and get him at the Sparta Pike (US 70S) crossing in Watertown, but just barely didn’t make it in time. So instead, we opted to head over to this crossing so that Ethan could get a recording of it himself, and I set-up on the opposite side from where I recorded last time.
Views:108895|Rating:1.01|View Time:1:34Minutes|Likes:96|Dislikes:377 To think of the huge deer that get killed by trains or cars everyday is enough to make you sick. 2013 Deer Killed by Train? 2 BIG Whitetail Bucks Crossing Railroad Tracks. North of Chicago Illinois. … Captured ONLY on
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Views:557|Rating:5.00|View Time:1:36Minutes|Likes:10|Dislikes:0 *originally recorded on 10-13-18*
Signal on the left: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs, a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell, and a US&S relay case.
After documenting the rest of the crossings in Cookeville, Ethan and I went on over to this crossing to let him get a better video of it. However, we did have to wait a couple of hours due to how long of a distance there was between Cookeville and Brush Creek, which wasn’t helped by one of the F7Bs failing and needing to be restarted between here and Cookeville. I probably could’ve recorded the other side of the crossing, though I wanted to get some good shots of the train so I set-up my camera on this side again. Either way, it’s always nice to record this old Tennessee Central-era signal, especially with how it’s mounted to the relay case for the crossing.
Views:864|Rating:5.00|View Time:6:41Minutes|Likes:22|Dislikes:0 *originally recorded on 10-17-18*
Signal on the left: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs, a Safetran gate mechanism, and RECO LED gate lights.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs, a GE electronic bell, a Safetran gate mechanism, and RECO LED gate lights.
After catching the train in Auburn, I chased it west over to just east of Notasulga, where I got to see it meet an eastbound train waiting on this westbound to come through.
This crossing was a high priority for me, despite having pretty modern signals. The reason is entirely for the bell, as this crossing features the only GE E-bell in the state of Alabama! As far as I know, CSX is the only Class I railroad here in the US to have ever used these bells, and they didn’t use them for very long, though there’s still a few scattered across the country on the lines CSX owns. A few other railroads and light rail lines probably used these as well, though the only one I’m aware of is a light rail line up in New Jersey. According to the FRA, these signals here were installed in about 2011, and replaced a pair of crossbucks. Just east of here is where a spur breaks off of the siding track and heads into a quarry. The spur crosses AL 14 (seen in the background) at a crossing with a pair of gated signals, though I didn’t get a change to record them, as I didn’t see any trains heading through it.
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Views:1491|Rating:4.44|View Time:5:36Minutes|Likes:16|Dislikes:2 *originally recorded on 10-17-18*
Signal on the left: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights and a WCH mechanical bell.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights and a WCH mechanical bell.
After the westbound mixed went through Notasulga, I knew the eastbound that it met was going to be head east soon, so I went on over to this crossing to catch him. It was another mixed freight, with a pair of ES40DCs leading an AC44CW.
This crossing was one I had tried several times to record back in 2015, none of which were successful, so I’m finally glad to have gotten a recording of it! The left-hand signal appears to be from the A&WP or SBD, with the bell having been installed by CSX in the 1980s. The right hand signal and the lights on the left-hand signal were installed by CSX in the 1990s. Both bells sound a bit rough, though it’s rather nice getting to record a gateless CSX crossing with incandescent lights and two mechanical bells, especially here in Alabama! It appears the signals have gotten a bit of paint since I was last here as well. There’s a bridge that was right behind me along Cunningham Drive that was closed at the time I was there, as they were finishing up replacing it. I had to move my camera back a bit in the beginning to let the dump truck seen through as well.
Views:933|Rating:5.00|View Time:1:41Minutes|Likes:16|Dislikes:0 *originally recorded on 10-13-18*
Signal on the left: 3 pairs of WCH 12×24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs, a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell, a WCH gate mechanism, and NEG LED gate lights.
Signal on the right: 3 pairs of WCH 12×24 inch lights with WCH 2nd Generation LEDs, a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell, a WCH gate mechanism, and NEG LED gate lights.
This was the third crossing Ethan and I went to. The signals themselves aren’t the most interesting signals along the NERR, as they appear to have been installed in 2014 to replace a pair of gateless signals dating back to the L&N (which had an MI mechanical bell and some MI 12×24 inch lights that replaced the original lights put up by the L&N), likely the original ones installed here when TN 53 was realigned to bypass “downtown” Brush Creek. However, it is worth noting that this crossing is the farthest east you’ll find gated signals on the NERR.