The topic of manually operated grade crossing gates has come up in the nostalgia forum on nj.com. Anyone know what the last ones to remain in service were and when they were discontinued?
Jtgshu wrote:There are still "gates" - actual large fence gates though - operated by either one and sometimes two men at 2 crossing shanties at the private Xing inside Monmouth Park on the Coast Line - in teh little huts, a BRIGHT red light comes on when a train is approaching and they either go out and stand in the road, or close both of the gates or just one across the road when a train is coming.Yes, I rembember when you tried to trivia us with that tidbit with that riddle of yours from last year. Riddle me this Batman! But you're right, it is pretty cool.
Cool to see and a unique thing to watch - its just railroad west of the Port Au Peck Ave xing.