Ken W2KB wrote:With signals, grade crossings may not be an issue if the passing siding is clear of the crossing like at Far Hills. At Far Hills, the westbound train usually comes in first, it clears up the crossing and waits for the eastbound. If the eastbound is already there waiting, the gates don't go down for it until the dispatcher lines the tracks for it which can take a little time. The advatage of this is the train is alrady at stopped or at a slow speed for the station and so you kill two birds with one stone by having a station stop and a meet. Passing sidings mainly intefere with traffic flow when there is a crossing through it between signals- like at Stirling or Bernardsville. At Murray Hill and Far Hills, the signals can prevent the gates from going down if they have a stop signal.nick11a wrote:It was probably located to (1) avoid grade crossings, and (2) the place where the times would best fit the required meets.TGIV wrote:You guessed it about 300 ft west of the curve.OK, I would have thought a good place for it would be right at the west end of the station similar to the Far Hills set up of a passing track. But, that isn't too bad at least.