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Western Main Signal
Western Quad Signal
Eastern Main Signal
Eastern Quad Signal
Bell:WCH E Bell
WCH E Bell
WCH E Bell
WCH E Bell
Base: WCH/Safetran
WCH/Safetran WCH/Safetran WCH/Safetran
Main Lights: 2 pairs of 12"x24" 1st Gen WCH LEDs
2 pairs of 12"x24" 1st Gen WCH LEDs 2 pairs of 12"x24" 1st Gen WCH LEDs 2 pairs of 12"x24" 1st Gen WCH LEDs
Gate Lights: Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Aurora LEDs
Gate Mechanism: WCH
Newer WCH
WCH
WCH
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Crossbuck font
Normal font, double sided
Normal font, double sided
Normal font, double sided
Normal font, double sided
Bell Cycle: Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown

Pictures 1-22 were taken on December 22, 2010.
Pictures 23-64 were taken on March 16, 2015.
Pictures 65-78 were taken on November 25, 2016.
Picture 79-91 were taken on December 10, 2016.
All pictures were taken by Tommy McGowan.
This crossing is located on the UP Joliet Sub.

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Overview of a quad gate setup facing east.
Overview facing west.
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The western main signal.
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The western quad signal.
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The eastern main signal.
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The eastern quad signal.
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Track view facing south towards Gantzert Rd. Track view facing north towards Filman Rd. in Gardner.
The grade is all concrete.The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.

In 2012, the grade was resurfaced during the 110 mph track upgrade.
Around the same time, the gate holders were replaced.
Sometime in 2014, blue DOT signs were added to the main signals.

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Overview facing west.
Overview facing east.
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The eastern main signal.
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The western main signal.
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The eastern quad signal.
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The western quad signal.
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The relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
The newer concrete grade.
Track view facing north towards Gantzert Rd.
Track view facing south towards Old Mazon Rd.

This massive setup replaced a pair of crossbucks in the early 2000s.  When originally installed, the gates had 4" WCH incandescent lights, but around 2009 or 2010, they were upgraded to Aurora LED.

In mid 2016, the siding was upgraded with concrete ties and was moved slightly further away from the mainline.
As a result of this, the signals were moved to accomodate.  When I took the photos below, the signals had been removed and were soon to be reinstalled.

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Photos of the signals on the ground.  The Safetran bases in Picture 77 would be added to the back of the existing WCH bases on the signals.

By December 2016, the signals were reinstalled with the new Safetran backs to the bases.
The same relay bungalow was reused, despite the rest of the crossings along the siding getting new bungalows.

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Overview of the updated setup facing west.
Overview facing east.
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The updated bases and gates.
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The same relay bungalow in the northwest quadrant.
The new all concrete grade.
Track view facing north towards Gantzert Rd.Track view facing south towards Old Mazon Rd.