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Fri Oct 2 06:26:11 EDT 2009
The state pays for the installation of a new crossing. Then it
becomes the railroad's responsibility from then on to maintain it,
test it, and keep it working.
The oldest equipment I know of was the Magnetic Flagman, more commonly
known as the wig-wag signal. As for gate mechanisms and flashing
lights, they used Western Railroad Supply (WRRS) quite a bit, as
there's still some of that equipment out there. They also used some
Union Switch & Signal crossing equipment, Western Cullen Hayes, and
NS is currently using Safetran for its crossing equipment.
On 10/1/09, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Did the N&W or now NS show a preference for the type or manufacturer of
> crossing gates used? Are they the railroad’s or highway
> dept's responsibility?
> Mike Shockley
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