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A stop sign by the Railroad tracks from the bridge near 7th and Michigan.
I am a big time railfan, and this is an interesting shot of a sleepy little crossing. It would have a lot of character to anybody, I assume, but especially to me, who watches trains everyday, it seems kind of funny to see a stop sign just sitting smack in the middle of a crossover.
Thank you, it was very interestingly.
That's not a crossover. (A crossover connects two parallel tracks.) It's a level crossing, often called a "diamond" (from the shape of the guard rails in the middle). Stop signs are common control devices at minor level-crossings. This one is unusual in a few ways: It has a light with the stop sign, and the gate is electrically locked by the post on the left. A train crew would not be able to open the gate without the lock being deactivated, likely by the other railroad. The track which crosses is likely an important mainline.
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