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Having made a stop prior to occupying the crossing (note the stop sign), the circuit is triggered and the lights are activated for the crossing in downtown Stayner. The conductor can be seen keeping a watchful eye for any eastbound traffic along Highway 26 as the engineer throttles up and blows a "14L". This crossing was unique in the fact the signals were mounted on opposite sides of the road than usually seen (in this case mounted on the northside of the westbound lane but protecting the eastbound traffic and vice versa on the other side)- perhaps the reasoning was something to do with the side streets coming off their respective sides of the crossing? 

  In about thirteen hundred feet the conductor will be down, trudging through the snow as he works to  exchange the one loaded hopper in tow for the three empties on spot in the siding for F.S. Partners.
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Caption: Having made a stop prior to occupying the crossing (note the stop sign), the circuit is triggered and the lights are activated for the crossing in downtown Stayner. The conductor can be seen keeping a watchful eye for any eastbound traffic along Highway 26 as the engineer throttles up and blows a "14L". This crossing was unique in the fact the signals were mounted on opposite sides of the road than usually seen (in this case mounted on the northside of the westbound lane but protecting the eastbound traffic and vice versa on the other side)- perhaps the reasoning was something to do with the side streets coming off their respective sides of the crossing?
In about thirteen hundred feet the conductor will be down, trudging through the snow as he works to exchange the one loaded hopper in tow for the three empties on spot in the siding for F.S. Partners.

Photographer:
David Young [227] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/24/2009 (search)
Railway: Cando (search)
Reporting Marks: CCGX 1001 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Barrie Collingwood Railway Meaford Spur (search)
City/Town: Stayner (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Great angle David. There’s a crossing on Crimea Street in Guelph with signals on opposite sides of the road.

  2. http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=46043

    There is another on the havock near havelock

  3. The two questions I meant to ask in the caption which have started to be answered are:

    How many more examples of this setup, past or present are there?

    and

    Would there be any other reason other than sightlines for this kind of setup?

    It seems so foreign to me.

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