Old 12-17-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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Anyone know what these two short stub tracks are for?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Looks like a removed crossover. Is this Chicago at the Lake Street Bridge?

If it is the "L" maybe you can find your answer here: http://www.chicago-l.org/
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Looks like a removed crossover. Is this Chicago at the Lake Street Bridge?
If it is the Lake Street Bridge, I doubt it is a removed crossover, since the track that is missing would be over the river on the portion of the bridge that opens. My guess would be, since it is a drawbridge, when the bridge is open, the line is switched to the stub track by a tower operator or sensor, so a runaway would hit the bumping post instead of the open bridge. Again, I'm not sure, but that's my guess.

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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If it is the Lake Street Bridge, I doubt it is a removed crossover, since the track that is missing would be over the river on the portion of the bridge that opens. My guess would be, since it is a drawbridge, when the bridge is open, the line is switched to the stub track by a tower operator or sensor, so a runaway would hit the bumping post instead of the open bridge. Again, I'm not sure, but that's my guess.

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I second your guess. "A derail with an attitude." ...better than going in the river.
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