What The??? (caution: large image)

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  1. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

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    I was out railfanning at Delaware, OH today and saw this. At first glance, I thought the gates were just in the process of being replaced, and the old one hadn't been removed yet. But then I noticed not only how new these were, but saw the old ones laying not far away. There is some kind of small CSX service facility right next to this crossing.

    Could it be that the smaller gate is for the sidewalk, and pedestrian traffic? I've never seen anything like this before.



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  2. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

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    Sorry...just realized I posted this here instead of the photography forums.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    It sure looks like the second gate is for pedestrians. I to have never seen this before. Cool Pic.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yes, the large Giant size is for the vehicles and school buses :) The "Little Brother" is for those pedestrians that think they are immortal, to remind them that however immortal they "think" they are ..... They are still not allowed to cross the tracks in front of an oncoming train...

    Yes, people ARE stupid.. no matter where you live, someone will actually think and I Quote:

    "Nah - those bar thingies are only for cars - -People can cross in front of trains and not get hit" hamr hamr hamr hamr hamr

    Just remember - that these "less intelligent" members of the human race, are usually short lived and end up with a "Darwin Award" :( :( :(

    Reason I know this one.. is we have a major intersection near me - 5 roads meeting at a RR grade crossing....

    All 4 sidewalks and all 5 roads have Crossbucks... When a train comes through - the streetlights dim sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1
  5. liven_letdie

    liven_letdie Member

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    I have seen the little gates where designated bike lanes have been created as well.
  6. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Although not very common, I have seen those smaller gates too. Like mentioned above, they are for pedestrian traffic. Not everyone thinks to stop for a train, but those who don't...
  7. CCT70

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    We have the little gates here in a few locations in and around Stockton as well. The local kids have figured out that they'll lift a 80 pound kid right off the ground and use them as such. To each his own I guess...
  8. nkp174

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    I've seen several of those as well.
  9. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    I wonder if it'll lift a 160lb 24yr old kid
  10. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Of the few that I've seen around here, the pedestrian gate is mounted on the same base as the larger gate. For stopping idiots on foot,they're even more ineffective than the large gates are for stopping the idiots in cars.

    Wayne
  11. fsm1000

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    I have seen them as well. Not common but they should be if only to protect the trains from the idiots LOL. They make a horrible mess :p

    Anyhow, no matter what you do, some people are going to take risks to the detriment of others.