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    Some railroad crossings in western Massachusetts marked more clearly than others
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    Some railroad crossings in western Massachusetts marked more clearly than others

    August 11, 2019


    SPRINGIFELD POLICE AT 413-787-6355 BARRY: RAILROAD CROSSINGS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR DRIVERS. 22NEWS WENT TO THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING IN LONGMEADOW THIS MORNING.. WHERE MULTIPLE TRAINS PASSED BY. LAST YEAR, A DPW WORKER DIED AT THIS CROSSING AFTER AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT HIS TRUCK. THE CROSSING IS NOW BLOCKED OFF TO BOTH TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS.. IT’S MARKED WITH A STOP SIGN, BUT THERE ARE NO GATE ARMS, NO LIGHTS, OR TRAFFIC SIGNALS. ONE WOMAN SAID SHE HOPES TO SEE SOMETHING MORE PERMANENT GO UP. BETH CAMPBELL, SOMERS CT MY MOM GREW UP IN LONGMEADOW.. AND I KNOW THERE WAS AN INCIDENT WHEN SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHERE SOMEBODY WAS KILLED AS WELL.. SO I DO THINK SOMETHING MORE THAN A STOP SIGN IS NEEDED. BARRY: AMTRAK TOLD 22NEWS STATE REGULATORS CONTROL RAILROAD NEEDED. BARRY: AMTRAK TOLD 22NEWS STATE REGULATORS CONTROL RAILROAD CROSSING MARKERS AND WHETHER TO ADD ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES BEYOND FEDERAL

    Longmeadow discuss putting signals at railroad crossing
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    Longmeadow discuss putting signals at railroad crossing

    August 11, 2019


    JAYMA WILL BE SENTENCED MAY 16TH. BARRY: AN AMTRAK TRAIN STRUCK A DPW TRUCK LAST MONTH KILLING VETERAN EMPLOYEE WARREN COWLES. COWLES WAS CLEARING SNOW AT THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING. 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER FOUND OUT WHAT’S BEING DONE TO MAKE THE CROSSING SAFER.. SY BECKER: THE BIRNIE ROAD RAIL-ROAD CROSSING HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE AN AMTRAK PLOW TRAIN HIT THE TRUCK BEING DRIVEN BY 59 YEAR OLD LONG,MEADOW DPW EMPLOYEE WARREN COWLES. COWLES DIED IN THE CRASH. THE LONGMEADOW SELECT BOARD WILL CONSIDER KEEPING THE CROSSING CLOSED UNTILL SIGNALS CAN BE INSTALLED. WARREN COWLES’ SISTER CINDY TOLD 22NEWS SIGNALS MUST BE INSTALLED TO PREVENT MORE LOSS OF LIFE AT THE CROSSING. HER BROTHER IS ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED THERE. CINDY: 5 LIVES IS TOO MANY IT’S NOT A MATTER OF IF IT’LL HAPPEN AGAIN, JUST TWO WEEKS AGO, IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, SO NOW IT’S A MATTER OF WHEN WHO IS THE NEXT ONE? IT COULD BE ONE OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.. SY BECKER: LONGMEADOW TOWN MANAGER STEPHEN CRANE TOLD 22NEWS THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN CAN ONLY TAKE THE FIRST STEPS. IT’S UP TO THE STATE TO SECURE FUNDING TO INSTALL SIGNALS AND BARRIERS. CRANE: THERE’E REALLY NOT A CLEAR, STRAIGHT FORWARD PATH TO GETTING SIGNALS INSTALLED AT CROSSINGS LIKE THIS. I’VE BEEN HERE A SHORT TIME BUT I’M AMAZED THERE IS NO CHECK LIST YOU CAN GO TO. . SY BECKER: THE LONGMEADOW BOARD OF SELECTMEN HAS BEEN ASKED TO START THE PROCESS TONIGHT. BUT THE STATE MUST BUDGET THE MONEY AND THEN COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND AMTRAK.

    Abandoned Railroad crossing Perry, FL 1
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    Abandoned Railroad crossing Perry, FL 1

    August 10, 2019


    Hello, ladies and gentlemen. This is a country style railroad crossing in Perry, Florida. Just the cross bucks no signs or signals. Off in the distance, you see a lumber mill over there. a church and as we approach the crossing we can see that this line isn’t used very much. See the rust on the rails there. Although the lumber mill still appears to be in use because you can see a lot of smoke like if they were cutting something or producing something over there. You can see the stacks of plywood. Then on this side, you can see that this one has a DOT tag on it. right there. yeah. I’m going to wait here a while to see if a train comes through. alrightey I’ll catch you guys later.

    Dangers lurk at railroad-highway crossings
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    Dangers lurk at railroad-highway crossings

    August 10, 2019


    TELLING US THESE SO-CALLED HIGHWAY-GRADE CROSSINGS ARE DECEPTIVELY DANGEROUS. AS CRASH INVESTIGATORS ARRIVE ON THE SCENE OF ANOTHER ACCIDENT BETWEEN A TRAIN AND A MOTOR VEHICLE, NEW CONCERNS TONIGHT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF RAIL CROSSINGS. IN CALIFORNIA IT WAS THE TRUCK DRIVER OFFICIALS SAY WHO TOOK AN INCOMPLICATIONABLE WRONG TURN. >>RATHER THAN MAKE THE RIGHT TURN ONTO WESTBOUND FIFTH STREET IT TURNED YOON TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS. >>THE DRIVER WAS UNHURT AND EXPERTS SAY WAS FORTUNATE TO GET AWAY FROM THE ONRUSHING TRAIN. >>THE POWER OF THE TRAIN IMPACTING A VEHICLE IS THE SAME AS A CAR — >>LIBBY OF THE GROUP OPERATION LIFE SAVER SAYS SO-CALLED HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSINGS ARE OFTEN LETHAL INTERSECTIONS. JUST THIS MONTH, A NET TROH-NORTH TRAIN COLLIDED WITH AN SUV OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY, KILLING SIX PEOPLE. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS FATALITIES AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS HAVE DECREASED ABOUT 75% IN THE U.S. SINCE THE 1970s. BUT SAFETY EXPERTS SAY THERE ARE STILL ABOUT 2,000 INCIDENTS A YEAR AT THOSE CROSSINGS, MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE KILLED AT THOSE INTERSECTIONS LAST YEAR. AND A TRAIN HITS A PERSON OR A VEHICLE EVERY THREE HOURS IN THE U.S. WHY?>>WE THINK DRIVERS ARE VERY DISTRACTED IN THEIR CARS. CROSSINGS LIKE THIS, I THINK WHEN THE DRIVERS APPROACH, SOMETIMES DRIVERS ARE IN A HURRY IN THIS SOCIETY TODAY. PEOPLE FEEL VERY RUSHED AND THINK THEY CAN BEAT A TRAIN. >>OTHER FACT RZ? DIRECTOR SNIPE SAYS THERE AREN’T STANDARD BARRIERS OR SIGNALS AT EVERY CROSSING. TRAINS ARE QUIETER AND FASTER THAN THEY WERE. AND VEHICLE DRIVERS MAKE TRAGIC MISCALCULATIONS.>>WHAT IS IT THAT PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND?>>IF A TRAIN IS COMING THIS WAY, IT CAN TAKE AN AVERAGE TRAIN UP TO A MILE TO STOP. THAT’S THE LENGTH OF 18 FOOTBALL FIELDS. SO IF A TRAIN SEES SOMETHING ON THE TRACKS, IT CAN’T NECESSARILY STOP IN TIME.>>DIRECTOR SNIPE SAYS IF YOU’RE STUCK ON A TRACK, SOME STEPS ARE OBVIOUS. TRY TO SOMEHOW GET THE VEHICLE OFF THE TRACK. IF YOU CAN’T, EXIT THE VEHICLE AND RUN. NOW, WHAT IS NOT SO OBVIOUS, LIBBY RECTOR SNIPE SAYS, IF YOU’RE STUCK AT A PLACE LIKE THIS, SAY THIS IS THE MOTOR VEHICLE HERE, AND YOU HAVE TO RUN AWAY FROM YOUR VEHICLE AND A TRAIN IS COMING THIS WAY, TRY TO RUN TOWARD THE ONCOMING TRAIN BUT DO IT AT A 45-DEGREE ANGLE SO YOU’RE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE TRACK. THAT WAY YOU CAN AVOID THE COLLISION COMING THIS WAY AND THE DEBRIS THAT IS ALL GOING TO BE COMING THIS WAY. IF YOU TRY TO RUN THIS WAY, YOU’RE IN TROUBLE. TOWARD IT BUT AT A 45 DEGREE ANG ANGLE. >>DRIVERS CAN ALERT THE RAILROAD THAT’S SOMETHING WRONG, RIGHT?>>MOST CROSSINGS HAVE AN EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM WITH A TELEPHONE NUMBER ON IT WHERE VEHICLE DRIVERS WHO ARE STUCK CAN RUN TO THE SIGN, CALL THAT NUMBER. THAT’S ONE OF THE SIGNS THERE. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. IF YOU MAKE THAT CALL, THAT WILL ALERT THE RAILROAD THAT THERE IS

    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today we have
    an unused railroad crossing here this line hasn’t officially been abandoned
    but it is totally unused this is the old SAL in Homestead, Florida
    this here’s track view North this here is track view South. As you can see its primarily
    an agricultural area around here. and the crossing itself Here we have Safe Tran Signal base. We have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. The emergency contact info See CSX S line Homestead Extension It’s mile post 63 point 99 there’s a mile post 64 over there. The
    lights on the crossing are Reco lights and these are also safe tran
    we’ve got four safe trans ok and then look at the wood old school old school SAL, Seaboard I believe the relay
    case still has power, see the light there and then this crossing is probably the same
    gear We got Safe tran systems signal base safe tran gate mechanism safe
    tran lights all around you see the spider web there and Reco lights on the
    crossing gate emergency contact info then we got track view south and we got
    the mile post right there as I said as I showed you before yeah all around you
    those are maybe like orange trees or lemon trees think those are mangoes
    avocados then I’ll think on this idea it’s also
    more mangoes or avocados Off in the distance there is the railrol82 mobile and then we
    got the wooden cross ties so yeah guys the last time a train was here was years
    ago and they haven’t sent a train ever since, it hasn’t officially been
    abandoned so that’s why we’re gonna call it unused
    alrighty guys thank you for viewing please subscribe like or share take care
    over and out

    電車 西武 西所沢第17号 踏切動画 japan train railroad crossing
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    電車 西武 西所沢第17号 踏切動画 japan train railroad crossing

    August 9, 2019


    This is the “Nishi-Tokorozawa No. 17” railroad crossing in the Ikebukuro Line of Seibu Railway. This signal is located on the southeast side Sayamagaoka Station. 9104F Seibu Railway 9000 series Yellow Train 10103F Seibu Railway 10000 series Limited Express New Red Arrow 20101F Seibu Railway 20000 series Kotesashi Station direction Sayamagaoka Station direction 32101F+38103F Seibu Railway 30000 series Smile Train 10109F Seibu Railway 10000 series Limited Express New Red Arrow 20151F Seibu Railway 20000 series 9103F Seibu Railway 9000 series RED LUCKY TRAIN 9104F Seibu Railway 9000 series Yellow Train 9107F Seibu Railway 9000 series Yellow Train 2063F Seibu Railway 2000 series Yellow Train 32101F+38103F Seibu Railway 30000 series Smile Train 32105F+38109F Seibu Railway 30000 series Smile Train Tokyu Corporation 5050-4000 series 4110F Shibuya Hikarie Opening commemoration special train