A Homer Simpson "DOHhhhhh !" Question....

mtntrainman Sep 17, 2013

  1. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am working in Lucky Penny Yard this week. I am going to have a yard service road at the far end between THE Engine Shop and the THE Turntable that crosses all the tracks there...8 tracks total.


    Queston: Do railroad yards have crossbucks for roads within their own property ? Or does the railroad figure their employees are smart enough to know they are working around moving trains and that they are smart enough to look both ways before driving over any track ?

    "DOHhhhhhhhhh!"

    :question::wideeyes:
     
  2. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    They will often have crossbucks at the outermost tracks, in some cases there is a small sign underneath that says how many tracks (ie "8 Tracks").

    In modern times they are very safety conscious for liability reasons.
     
  3. JMaurer1

    JMaurer1 TrainBoard Member

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  4. Kevin M

    Kevin M TrainBoard Member

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    It really depends. In some of the yards I work it there may or may not be a sign. It can be a stop sign or cross bucks. If you want to put them in go for it.
    Kevin
     
  5. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    I should clarify with a pic:

    There are only 6 tracks the road will cross...dooooohhh !!! LOL


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    The 2 tracks with the double crossover are mainlines...but well within the yard.

    The next 2 tracks are THE Fuel Island.

    The other 2 are out of THE Engine Shop.

    I am thinking 2 crossbucks without gates at each end of the road may look ok. BUT...if they normally dont use em...it is less 'stuff' I will probably break off when cleaning track...lol

    ;-)
     
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  6. DCESharkman

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    No Cross Bucks needed is all is on the same property
     
  7. John Moore

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    I've seen them only on the outside tracks with the number of tracks to be crossed indicated on a separate sign below the crossbucks. Also when some of those tracks to be crossed are mainline and not governed by yard speeds there was another sign that stated high speed crossing. Thus you needed to watch out for the 3:10 to Yuma that was running late with a clear board making up time.
     
  8. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thnxs guys. No crossbucks or signs....wheewwwwwwwwwwww. I hate when I am cleaning track and hear a **S N A P ** ;-)
     

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