ALAS…HIS IS RUNNING!!!!! (GOOD DEAL)
Last week I wrote about the grade crossing with working lights The Superintendent and I added.
Electronics are not my thing. Ohm’s law? Amps versus volts? I don’t know what’s watt.
Thankfully the FCFL’s signals chief, AKA my Dad, is an electrical engineer. Here’s Dad on how we made the grade crossing lights work, with a bonus on an occupancy detector for a hidden stretch of track:
FCFL Railway signaling
The FCFL Four Corners Division traverses sparsely populated areas of the Southwest. Given the long distances between stations with few crossings and relatively little vehicular traffic most of the division operates “dark,” that is without centralized traffic control or automatic block signals. Most of the rural grade crossings are protected by stop signs warning road traffic to watch out for trains.
Grade Crossing Signals
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