Those Little Blue Signs

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Those Little Blue Signs

Post by trainsinmaine » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:20 am

About six months ago I began noticing small blue signs attached to the crossbucks at crossings on the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic. They contain a message to the effect that if anyone observes anything that is an emergency, or warrants investigation, to phone such-and-such a number. At first I thought these were limited only to the MMA, but now I'm seeing them everywhere. Are these the result of some new law?

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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by Ken W2KB » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:50 am

trainsinmaine wrote:About six months ago I began noticing small blue signs attached to the crossbucks at crossings on the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic. They contain a message to the effect that if anyone observes anything that is an emergency, or warrants investigation, to phone such-and-such a number. At first I thought these were limited only to the MMA, but now I'm seeing them everywhere. Are these the result of some new law?
Probably this FRA regulation adopted in 2012, with an up to 5 year implementation period. https://www.transportation.gov/briefing ... on-systems
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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by MEC407 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:05 pm

Yup, they're all over Pan Am too.
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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by Otto Vondrak » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:52 pm

MEC407 wrote:Yup, they're all over Pan Am too.
All over the country, even. :-)

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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by RRFAN » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:10 pm

I have seen them all along the NHCR line from grovton to Whitefield, NH. They were not there when MEC 52 was running on the NHCR.

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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by NHV 669 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:18 pm

They come in pretty handy for calling in a crossing malfunction, like the one I observed in January on the SLR in Locke's Mills. Certainly beats having bells going off all night, and no idea who to call to shut them off.
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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by RRFAN » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:03 pm

They also have them on the line from hazen to fabyens.

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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by Rockingham Racer » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:38 pm

RRFAN wrote:They also have them on the line from hazen to fabyens.
Like Otto said: they're all over the country.

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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by RRFAN » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:44 am

Rockingham Racer wrote:
RRFAN wrote:They also have them on the line from hazen to fabyens.
Like Otto said: they're all over the country.
I know, but to see them in that line is kinda weird. They only have one train go through there a year and they have a guy with a flag to protect it. I was just saying what I saw.

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Re: Those Little Blue Signs

Post by 690 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:58 am

It's still an active crossing. On Pan Am, even the little farm crossings out in Clinton and other places have the signs added.

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