Chicago Surface Lines J. G. Brill Company street car #3142 and the two Magnetic Signal Company upper quadrant wig-wags, make quite a scene on Depot Street at the Illinois Railway Museum. Date:10/06/07.
Santa Train vs. idiots ignoring crossing signal - Canton, IL 12/8/12
On December 8th 2012, the Keokuk Junction Railway operated their annual
Santa Train between Mapleton and Smithfield, IL. In downtown Canton,
Illinois, I set up my camera at the 5th Avenue grade crossing to watch the
train pull in. This crossing features a set of grade crossing flashers - no
gates. Well, as you will see, the train approaches, the lights and bells
come on, and car after car (including a semi) IGNORE the warning devices!
Thank goodness this was a slow train, otherwise it could have been messy.
Nevertheless, no matter how fast or slow a train appears to be going, when
the crossing signals start, YOU STOP! Simple as that!
Pt. Richmond, Ca. wigwags
This was recorded in old town Point Richmond, right outside the BNSF yard
in April 2003. This little stretch of track was once the spur that ran out
to the rail ferry (for San Francisco). In later years it's been used as an
escape track for the nearby yard as there are no customers on this track.
You will see how impatient some people get when the train sits at the
crossing too long - at least four jackass stunts are pulled right in front
of my camera.
Strasburg Railroad - #475 and #90
Strasburg Railroad #475 and #90, running on the same day in Strasburg, PA.
For crossing signal fans: there are old RACO and WRRS signals in this
video. The old RACO signal nearest to me in the beginning of the video has
new RECO 4" LED gate lights and the other signal has Safetran 8"
incandescent lights; other than that, these signals are all RACO. As for
the old WRRS signals at the end of the video, they have RECO 4" LED gate
lights; other than that, these signals are all WRRS. Date: 08/19/07.
Two Wig Wag RR Crossings in Gardena, CA - 11/17/08
Union Pacific J Yard local, Torrance switcher(two SW1500 and genset) action
UPY Torrance Local & two Wig Wags at Gardena, CA. UPY 1199, 1190(EMD
SW1500), Genset 2708.
Special thanks to Crenshaw Lumber CO.
CNW #411 at the IRM
The CNW Bi-level commuter train, pulled by CNW #411, runs at the Illinois
Railway Museum on 10/06/07.
Near the end of the video, you get to see a rare treat: Union Pacific
C40-8's #9052 and #9033 running light on the old C&NW line.
Just after crossing the Wisconsin river on US14 I spotted Wisconsin and
Southern headed west though Spring Green. The chase was on!
Last Wigwag Signal in Tacoma.wmv
In 2001, one wigwag grade crossing signal remained in Tacoma. Located on
the Prairie Line in Nalley Valley, this signal served proudly until its
removal in 2002. What's a wigwag signal? Well, here is a reminder of days
Railroad Crossing: Columbus Avenue, Anderson, IN. CSX Track 2
This is CSX track 2 through Anderson, IN. Crossing Columbus Avenue between
19th Street and Ohio Avenue (State Road 32). Track 1 and track 2 split up
through Anderson and come back together on either end of the city. Track 2
runs through downtown with several crossings. Track 1 runs through South
Anderson Yards. The traffic lights are tied in to the crossing
(pre-emption). During a trains presence, the lights at the crossing are on
steady red, not flashing, but the lights at the intersection flash red in
Video starts with pictures of the crossing.
Actual video starts at 2:05.
At 18:08 signal maintainer shown checking the crossing signals. Notice how
what he does affects the traffic lights, thus, confusing motorist into
running the red light after they stop flashing at the intersection. You'll
see a couple near-misses.
At 22:44 a storm knocked out power in the area. As a result, the crossing
signals went to back-up power. The signals come on when this happens.
IC 6250 passes old Wig-wags, and historic Galena, ILL 12/07/98
(This is a Rail-videos reject) .Illinois Central 6250 is passing the
Historic station at Galena ILL. Then we get a look at one of the few
remaining Wig-Wag crossings in Illinois. This was video taped on December
07, 1998 (Pearl Harbor Day) A special thanks to all that served our count.
Thanks for watching. Jackmp294