Unusual Crossing Signal - Elliston, VA

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Mon Jan 30 15:43:44 EST 2012

Thank you for the information, Harry.

Jeff Hawkins

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Subject: Re: Unusual Crossing Signal - Elliston, VA

This signal protects a private road crossing. It has a "fail-safe" feature -- as long as the
signals are lit, it means no train approaching. But if one or both of the lights aren't
illuminated, it means a train is approaching or the signal system isn't functioning. Grade
crossing protection for public highways is usually installed by the railroad, but state
and/or local governments fund a majority of the cost. They probably demand
a higher standard of protection. As previously discussed here, I believe the private road
served a quarry in days gone by. Harry Bundy
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