• Unusual Railway Crossing

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
"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
  by David Benton
 
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 .