Weird Rail Crossing

r_i_straw Aug 25, 2015

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  2. TwinDad

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    Whaaaa???

    Do my eyes deceive or do the right-left track segments swing UP to allow the foreground-background traffic to proceed? If so, CLEVER!
     
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Interesting. I wonder why this style. Maintenance easier?
     
  5. r_i_straw

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    The main line is high speed passenger, the crossing is narrow gauge sugar cane RR. Don't want no stinken diamonds and frogs on it.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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  7. FriscoCharlie

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    Paul needs that on his layout.
     
  8. Colonel

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    Very strange indeed
     
  9. r_i_straw

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  10. BoxcabE50

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    So it is. Hmmm. :oops:
     
  11. ddechamp71

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    Bright technology. ;)

    Dom
     
  12. Doug Gosha

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    I believe that would be, "Don't want no BLOOMIN' diamonds and frogs on it."

    :D

    Doug
     
  13. Doug Gosha

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    Doesn't the "unhinged" line look like it's narrow gauge too?

    Doug
     
  14. r_i_straw

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    But it is "High Speed" narrow gauge. :)
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  15. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Good point. According to the link, it's "Cape gauge": meaning 3'6".

    Dom
     
  16. cajon

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    The CA St RR Museum does something like that to cross the UP in Sacramento. They just bolt two rails over the UP rails so nothing as fancy as the Aussies. They don't need to do it more than once a week? Month? so a real Xing isn't worth it.
     
  17. YoHo

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    Actually, there's a permanent diamond there now.
     
  18. cajon

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    YoHo do you mean the CSRM Xing?
     
  19. YoHo

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    Yes
     
  20. ladybngnfan

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    Looks like a drawbridge. It also makes me think of a feature in Trains magazine called "What The?" Trains no longer publishes that feature, and I wish they'd bring it back. But it was photos of some of the stranger aspects of railroads, like a locomotive that was decorated like the Easter Bunny for an Easter train ride, a tumbleweed in front of another locomotive, and other such strange things on railroads. That crossing would have fit perfectly.
     

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