Unusual Railway Crossing

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David Benton
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Re: Unusual Railway Crossing

Post by David Benton » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:25 pm

"Rail tracks crossing rail tracks at this unusual railway crossing. A sugar cane narrow gauge railway train crosses the mainline in Queensland, Australia. If a standard diamond crossing was used, there would have to be speed restrictions imposed on the high speed mainline trains. This drawbridge style crossing avoids such restrictions."
I wonder if a full size version of this would be a good idea , where a branch line crosses a busy mainline, the cost of the lifting mechanism on the branch may be less than the cost of the diamond and ongoing wear , on a busy mainline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho8AzAm9f54&t=57s
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bostontrainguy
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Re: Unusual Railway Crossing

Post by bostontrainguy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:13 pm


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Re: Unusual Railway Crossing

Post by David Benton » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm

Thanks , didn't know such a thing existed. Also don't know if Australian regulations would allow the main line to stay at full speed .
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