Level crossing
A level crossing (a primarily British term; usually known as a railroad crossing in North America) is an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level, as opposed to the r...
List of level crossing accidents
The following is an incomplete list of accidents that occur at a level crossing; in other words, this list only includes railway accidents that occur at-grade and not separated from other traffic by b...
Crossing sequence (railways)
In rail transport, the crossing sequence is a pattern (2 long, 1 short, 1 long. Each about 2 seconds for the long, 1 second each for the short & spaces) sounded by a locomotive horn or whistle as ...
Crossbuck
A crossbuck is a sign composed of two slats of wood or metal of equal length, fastened together on a pole in a saltire formation (resembling the letter X). Crossbucks usually are a traffic sign to ind...
Billups Neon Crossing Signal
89°48′06″W / 33.80555°N 89.80159°W / 33.80555; -89.80159The Billups Neon Crossing Signal was a prototypical grade crossing signal installed at a dangerous Illinois Central cro...
Whistle post
A whistle post (or whistle board), in railroad usage, is a sign marking a location where a locomotive engineer is required to sound the horn or whistle.
Whistle posts in the United States were tra...
Wigwag (railroad)
Wigwag is the nickname given to a type of railroad grade crossing signal once common in North America, named for the pendulum-like motion it used to signal the approach of a train. It is generally cre...
Four-quadrant gate
A four-quadrant gate is a type of boom barrier gate protecting a grade crossing.It has a gate mechanism on both sides of the tracks for both directions of automotive traffic. The exit gates blocking t...
Wudaokou
Wudaokou (Chinese: 五道口; pinyin: Wǔdàokǒu), whose name is a literal reference to the fifth level crossing of the Jingbao Railway, is a neighborhood in the Haidian District of North West Beijing...
Boom barrier
A boom barrier, also known as a boom gate, is a bar, or pole pivoted to allow the boom to block vehicular access through a controlled point. Typically the tip of a boom gate rises in a vertical arc to...
Grade crossing signals
Grade Crossing Signals are the warning devices for road vehicles at railroad grade crossings.
The basic signal consists of two sets of flashing red lights, one on the front and one on the back. En...
Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver is the largest and most-influential rail safety organization in the United States. It was founded by the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 1970s. In 1972, the Idaho State Highwa...
Wayside horn
A wayside horn is used by railroads where automobile traffic crosses the tracks. They can be used in place of, or in addition to, the locomotive's horn. They are often used in special railroad "quiet ...