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Slow Order in Grandville explained Wilson Ave Xing to close

Unread postby O Scale Railfanner » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:55 pm

A recent observation by many, especially some of the local railfans that frequent the Unstable Bovine is the noticeably slower trains that have been passing through Grandville on the GR Sub, I finally got an explanation per some of my sources. A slow order is in place and for good reason

Apparently for the better part of a month the wiring for the Wilson Ave crossing, the busiest Crossing in town has been giving maintainers quite the hassle. It is leading to signal activation that is way later then what would be consider safe or satisfactory, with some trains having to slow down to nearly walking speeds while approaching the crossing before the signals activate (it tends to vary with no pattern) per crew reports. This has been affecting trains from both directions, but explains why everything is moving slower then normal in town as a precautionary measure. With nothing seeming to work CSX is having to resort to ripping up the crossing AGAIN to diagnose the problem, which was only done two years ago and in my opinion was done very poorly. Work is set to commence on the 9th of this month.

On a side note, the Grandville Ave crossing near the Amtrak station in Grand Rapids is set to be repaved this year (part of the GR Terminal Sub) and the Chicago Dr Crossing on the Acme Lead (Wyoming) is also set for a much needed rebuild around August as well, as that crossing is in notoriously bad shape. Maybe when they are at it they can replace the crossbuck that has been missing at Beverly Ave since May! :lol:
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Re: Slow Order in Grandville explained Wilson Ave Xing to cl

Unread postby barnstormer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:06 pm

O Scale Railfanner wrote:.... Maybe when they are at it they can replace the cross-buck that has been missing at Beverly Ave since May! :lol:


The cross-buck is the responsibility of the state to replace/repair, not CSX...they must decide when they'r going to replace it, as there are, obviously, no electrical circuits involved....

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Re: Slow Order in Grandville explained Wilson Ave Xing to cl

Unread postby dave989 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 pm

The timetable for the Acme Lead Crossing at Chicago Drive has been moved up to
next week. Replacement begins July 16.
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Re: Slow Order in Grandville explained Wilson Ave Xing to cl

Unread postby dave989 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:47 pm

The MOW crew told me Friday that the crossing at Wilson would be done today/
Not!
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Re: Slow Order in Grandville explained Wilson Ave Xing to cl

Unread postby dave989 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:38 pm

Grandville Ave. crossing still not done. WWhhaaaaattttt??!!!!
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