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Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Poll Up!

I now have a new opinion poll: Which gate size do you prefer? Your choices are 4" circumference or 7" circumference. Here are some examples:


7"(Look at the gate light, not the signal lights)


I am currently testing out a feature called "comment moderation." It is where I read comments that are posted before they are published. What that means is that comments will not be published right when you hit post. I will try to check my dashboard once every hour when I am not in school.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Up the Tehachapi Grade 2010 part EIGHT

Yup, I am back! Before these are posted, I will tell you the story behind the crossing: Back when Southern Pacific ran through here, Borax was taken by teams of 20 mules. That is where this street got it's name. One day, ATSF came here, kicked SP off of the portion of the line between Barstow and Mojave, and layed down track on this spur line. No, this is not the mainline, this is actually a spur line that leads to a borax plant.

20 Mule Team Rd., Boron, CA
This crossing gets one BNSF train daily
The mainline can be seen to the left of pics. 1,2,and 4. It can be seen clearly in #3.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Correct answer!

The answer was: D) The train's horn must be blown at every crossing. That is not a rule because some crossings are quiet zones, and horns can't be blown.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Almost Over!

The quiz ends on Saturday at 5:45 A.M. Central Time. To all of you who have not guessed, then GUESS! The answer will be posted on Saturday Morning at some time between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Central.

Also a slight hint: the answer is NOT "a".

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Are you reading it correctly?

Just to clarify that the question is which one is NOT a rule of a real life crossing. I am posting this reminder because a lot of people are guessing the obvious rule.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Quiz poll

A new quiz has been added in the poll format! I will not cast my vote, because if I did I would be saying the answer! Good luck!

Cridge St., Riverside,CA

Just some average dawn shots.

Peeking under the trailer, looking at the other signal.