Vintage Railroad Crossing Sign: Genuine Working Crossbuck Signal – VA06

Authentic Level Crossing Signal From The Great American Railroad Fully Restored To Working, Museum Quality Condition

Features A 7 Foot Gate Arm, Flashing Lights And Signals With A Convenient On/Off Switch And Mar Proof Wheels For Ease Of Transport

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Vintage Railroad Crossing Sign: Genuine Working Crossbuck Signal

vintage railroad crossing signRail road crossing arm and flashing lights on wheels makes a serious statement in your hobby with the authentic Railroad Crossing Signal! Looks great in your yard, train room, game room, garage, showroom, or man cave. Standing just under 11-feet tall and 9.5-feet wide, this vintage railroad crossing sign includes two lights flashing prototypically facing front, and two facing the back both with real glass covers, genuine "Railroad Crossing" crossbuck sign, lighted pole, lighted gate arm, working bell, and base on mar proof wheels.

The genuine regulation crossbuck railroad sign measures 48"x48" and is made from reflective sheeting on extruded aluminum. The gate arm features three flashing lights, measures 7ft. and is weighed for easy lowering and raising. The gate arm and pole lights feature antique glass and use standard candelabra bulbs. The "Stop On Red Signal" light box features reflective glass lens, and added custom back lighting box utilizing six T5 fluorescent bulbs. This railroad signal operates on standard 110V plug, with toggle on/off switch. This genuine railroad crossing signal is finished in matte black, held together with hand forged wrought iron bolts, has all moving parts and working lights, and includes mar proof wheels on the base for the ease of mobility.

Vintage Railroad Crossing Sign Specifications:

  • Type: Railroad Crossing Signal
  • Original Crossbuck
  • Era: 1920s-1930s
  • Size: Overall 11'T x 9' 6" W, base 26" square, gate arm 7'
  • Condition: Original, fully restored, historically correct, working lights with all glass lens

Railroad Crossing Signals History

vintage railroad crossing signThe first US patent for manual/electrical crossing gates was awarded on 27 August 1867, to J. Nason and J. F. Wilson, both of Boston.

Crossing identification
Every crossing, whether above grade, below grade, or at grade, is required to be assigned a unique identifier which is a six-digit number and a trailing letter used as a checksum. This identifier is called a Grade Crossing Number, and is usually posted with a sign or sticker on the sign or equipment. This allows a particular crossing anywhere in the United States to be precisely identified as to its exact location in the event of an incident involving that crossing.

Traffic control devices
All public crossings in the United States are required to be marked by at least a crossbuck. The 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices requires passive crossings (crossings without actuated flashing lights or gates) to have either stop signs or yield signs in addition to the crossbuck, unless a flagger will stop traffic every time a train approaches. Normally a yield sign is used, unless it is determined that all vehicles should stop at the crossing, such as a location with poor sight distance. All passive crossings must be upgraded to meet this standard by 31 December 2019.

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Vintage Railroad Crossing Sign Info

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