Rode my Trek bike up this mountain, then stopped long enough to shoot this video of the sunsetting. This is the southeast side of Huntsville, AL. We live just southeast of this overlook. I’m at an elevation of 1160 ft, wihich is about 500 feet from where I started my ride.
Signal on the left: 5 pairs of Modern Industries lights and a dead WCH mechanical bell.
Signal on the right: 4 pairs of Modern Industries 12×24 inch lights, 1 pair of Federal Signal 8 inch lights, and a dying Modern Industries mechanical bell.
This was the last place I caught NS A85 at.
The MI bell here sounds worse than how it sounded when I heard it last.
This crossing is on the border between Madison and Huntsville.
Certainly wasn’t expecting this! This was also the first Ferromex engine I’ve caught since the end of 2016. Interestingly enough, this guy is exactly 10 units before the last FXE locomotive that I had caught!
Westbound Empty Coal Train, Meridian Street, Huntsville, AL – NS Memphis District East End:
BNSF 8578? – SD70ACe – H3 – K5LLA
FXE 4079 – SD70ACe – Ferromex Arrow
BNSF 6317 – ES44AC – H3 (DPU)
BNSF 5767 – ES44AC – H3 (DPU)
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Signal on the left: 7 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights with Dialight Ball LEDs and a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell.
Signal on the right: 5 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights with Dialight Ball LEDs and a General Signals Type 2 electronic bell.
This was the second crossing I caught the HMCR at.
Old Paths Baptist Church giving the gospel truth to a dying world!
Cleveland Avenue seems to have trouble with westbound trains. A few months ago, I saw this crossing malfunction before a train came.
Westbound signal: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights, a Safetran gate mechanism, and RECO gate lights
Eastbound signal: 2 pairs of Safetran 12×24 inch lights, a Safetran Type 2 electronic bell, a Safetran gate mechanism, and RECO gate lights.
This is the only crossing in Huntsville where the bell rings throughout the entire activation every time a train comes. Oakwood Avenue will sometimes have its bell ring the entire time, but that’s rather uncommon.
Happened upon Ally Free playing at Bridgestreet in Huntsville. Awesome voice… Recorded with iPhone.
After the premiere of Space Warriors at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, cast and crew were on hand for a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Spencer Proffer, Morgan Proffer, Thomas Horn, Ryan Simpkins, Grayson Russell, Trevor Drinkwater, and Space Camp CEO Deborah Barnhart participated.
Signal on the left: 6 pairs of WRRS 8 inch lights.
Signal on the right: 4 pairs of WRRS 8 inch lights and a WRRS mechanical bell.
Approaching the scene of a wreck where a school bus collided with a car in Huntsville, AL. This accident took place near the intersection of Oakwood Ave. and Andrew Jackson Way. The time was 7:40 a.m. when this video was taken. Ambulances and emergency vehicles were on the scene. Traffic was down to one lane.
Signal on the left: 1 pair of RACO 8 inch lights, 1 Harmon 8 inch light, and 1 Harmon 8 inch light with a WCH 2nd Generation LED.
Signal on the right: 2 pairs of RACO 8 inch lights.
The bell is a General Signals Type 3 electronic bell mounted on the relay case.
Went out railfanning today for the first time in 2018. I only caught one train today, due to a curfew on the NS Memphis District, but I made it count. That train just so happened to be NS A81, which had finished-up switching the Jetplex Intermodal Terminal at the airport and was heading back to the main line with an NS Operation Lifesaver SD40-2 leading an NS Dash-9!
There haven’t been any changes to this crossing since I was out here last.
Short video of a Westbound NS Dash 9 mixed freight meeting and Eastbound NS Dash 9 mixed freight outside of Huntsville, AL
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This is the largest crossing on the HMCR and the largest crossing in Huntsville. The HMCR crosses seven lanes of traffic and a small painted median at this crossing.
Signal on the left: 6 pairs of Harmon 12×24 inch lights with Harmon Fading LEDs and a General Signals Type-2 electronic bell.
Signal on the right: 6 pairs of Harmon 12×24 inch lights with Harmon Fading LEDs and a General Signals Type-2 electronic bell.