I'm sorry to say this but due to some problems I got into on another wikia last night and due to the way my behavior has been of late, and for moral and spiritual purposes, I am quitting as a Wikia, and not just on this wikia but ALL wikias.
This is a crossing signal I created several days ago
Do you remember those old toy railroad crossing signals with the red and green lights? Okay that doesn't pertain much to this although they were signals with one red light and one green light. But they're signals that couldn't be used on real crossings.
My signal, though, has a bit of a twist to it. One of the light housings has a green light that's lit up all the time when there is no train coming. But both light housings flash red lights! How is that possible?
The light that lights in green unless a train is coming has bi-colored L.E.D.s and covered by clear lenses instead of pre-colored lenses, which wouldn't work for a signal like this or else the light behind the lens will be lit in a funny color unfit for crossings.
How this works is the green light stays on when there is no train coming and is a solid green. But when a train is about to come, the red light on the other light housing will flash a few times but the green light will stay on. The reason the green light stays on even while the red light is on is to serve the same purpose as a solid yellow traffic signal, to slow to a stop or "caution." Then a few seconds after the red light starts to flash, the green light will give way to the second red light and this signal will function just like real crossing signals, double-red alternating flashing lights. Then when the train has cleared the crossing and no other train is approaching, the double flashing red lights will turn back into a single solid green.
Bells, if present, would ring once the red light started flashing even with the green light still on but will shut off once the red lights cease.
Gates can definitely be used with this signal. If there are gates, they will go down after both red lights start flashing (although should they start going down once both red lights start flashing?) And they will remain down until the train clears the crossing and no second train is on the way and then raise back up while the red lights are still flashing and once the gate is back in its home position, the double-red will turn back to single green.
I'm still debating what to do about the crossing gate light function when this signal activates. Do I turn the gate lights on while the green light is still on or when the green light turns off? And should the gate lights be solid, flashing, or solid then flashing? What I mean by "solid then flashing" is when the red signal light starts to flash as the green light stays on, the crossing gate lights all light up solid, but when the green light gives way to double-flashing red, the gate lights (except for the light at the tip of the gate) flash alternately along with the signal lights before the gate goes down.
I was thinking the crossing gate lights function as they really do (solid tip light, flashing two other lights) even when the green light is still on.
If gates and bells are at a crossing together, the following functions can happen:
- Bell rings when red light starts to flash and then goes silent once the gate is down and stays silent for the rest of the session
-Bell rings when red light starts to flash until the gate is down, but then rings again when the gate goes back up until the gate is up and green light comes back on.
- Bell rings when red light starts flashing until before the gate goes back up
-Bell rings from the time the red light starts flashing to the gate is back up and the green light turns on.
Obviously gate-less versions of this signal are less complicated.
And these can come in the form of over-head cantilever signals. But I found a way for a red light-green light signal to work effectively at a railroad crossing and make it so that not just one light flashes but two red lights flash.
This signal is not real and isn't meant to replace the existing signals.
I have another one like this, except this one has a mechanical bell and you can see the green light change right to a red light instead of being blank between the appearance of green light and red light.
I have other red light green light signals but they're not as interesting or, whatever word I'm looking for, as these two signals.
With this one, there are no flashing lights, only solid lights, but I shouldn't have to explain how this signal works and what should be done when this signal acts the way it does. Basically just proceed when only the green light is on, slow to a stop when both the red and green light are on, absolute stop when red light is on and green light is off.
This one is a little more like the two top signals in this message.
This signal is kind of like all the above signals. It has one red light and one all green light that is solid. On this signal the red light turns on while the green light stays on but the red light flashes. After a few flashes of the red light the green light will time out and the red light will flash meaning of course"absolute stop." This only has one red light.
The last two signals I showed you are lit with incandescent lights. The following is an L.E.D. version of one of the last two signals
And the L.E.D.s have pre-colored lenses. But in order for both lights to be red, and one of them to be red and green, the lens has to be clear and the L.E.D.s have to be able to light up in more than one color. Hate to imagine what would happen if L.E.D.s lit in green behind a red lens or lit in red behind a green lens.
One more thing, the light that's always red doesn't exactly need a clear lens, it can just have a red lens, but it would make the signal look kind of silly if it had one red lens and one clear lens.
Any questions or comments (concerns even) on the red light-green light crossing signal(s)?
We have not met before, but my name is Jay, an administrator over at the Famous in Love Wikia. I'm here to ask if I can adopt the Siren Wiki (siren.wikia.com) and gain bureaucratic and administrative rights there. It's a wikia I know you've abandoned and haven't updated for about three years now, but I would actually like to take it over. As I hope you know, "Siren" is the name of an upcoming TV show that would be part of the Freeform TV channel/network, and I really want to update the wikia to make it an official member of the ABC Family/Freeform wikia community, which includes Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Beyond, etc.
I hope you read this message ASAP and go back to the Siren Wiki to appoint me as the new head. Please do not hesitate - I am extremely qualified to run the wikia, as I have the experience, knowledge, and determination. A previous person, MammatuatusFiend or something like that, was never appointed a bureaucrat or did any edits on the Wiki.
I hope I don't bother you with this message, as I find contacting you and you going back to the Siren Wiki and upgrading me as a bureaucrat/admin on much easier than the long pain of the Wikia Adoption Request and Process.
UPDATE: Since you haven't responded, I decided to go through the adoption process with a friend and another user, Tammzz, and successfully adopted the wiki. Of course, you're very welcome to return, as you still have your bureaucratic rights there.
Hi, sorry to be a butt-insky, I know I'm not part of this conversation, but I think HenryDuckFan is a busy person, although I'm not sure that's the reason he hasn't answered. I don't know what happened to him and I shouldn't jump to conclusions. I'm still waiting for him to respond to my message about demoting me from being moderator.
I'm not on this site very much anymore myself either, I spend most of my time on Deviant Art.
Hey HDF, I hope you're okay and nothing happened to you, it would be sad if something did. Please be okay and come back if you feel like doing so, no pressure.
^ Don't sweat it. I initially wanted Henry to promote me to bureaucrat instead of going through the adoption process, but me and a friend decided to go through it, as Henry seems to edit once a month and we thought the adoption process would be faster.
I just wanted to inform him we were redesigning the Siren Wiki for an upcoming television show, knowing he wouldn't mind since he didn't seem to care about the wiki anymore, as he was happy to let it go to another user a year earlier.
Nice to meet you, Will, and I do hope Henry is very well.
It's all good gentlemen, I apologize for my inactivity. As Will stated, I am a VERY busy person, and have very little free time (or interest, anyway) to edit on any of my wikis (or any wiki in particular). Feel free to do whatever you'd like to the wiki, and good luck to you!
Hi, I'm writing to request being demoted from being moderator on this wikia. I'm probably going to regret asking this but I ask this because I don't spend that much time on this Wikia (and am kind of glad I don't, not because I don't like it here but because I can get addicted to the internet if you know what I mean, I'm addicted to Deviant Art for goodness sake!)
But anyway, I'm not very dedicated or devoted to this site and I would be considered disqualified to be an moderator on this site. I'm also not that good asserting authority, I'm too nice and too soft.
You don't know this but another Wikia I also go to, The Loud House Wikia http://theloudhouse.wikia.com/, takes these kinds of things seriously (I tried to find an example but they're too hard to find, I guess they haven't had this problem in a while) and when a member, supposing to be a moderator is inactive, other members propose demotion of the moderators and give reasons why, namely their inactivity.
So unless you insist I stay a chat mod/ discussions mod, I think I should be removed from this position and this position should be given to someone more qualified (but hopefully someone you can trust and someone almost as nice as to nicer than me, but firm none-the-less.)
I'll still contribute from time to time but my services are poor on this wikia.
I honestly don't edit on here too much anyway, for I am a part-time student and work third-shift at a delivery company. Whenever I get the chance, I will edit and/or respond to messages, but at the moment, since I am on vacation, I happened to stumble upon your message and understand it to an extent. However, I honestly don't mind if you are an inactive moderator, since this wiki (as well as my other wikis) is practically dead for the majority of the time.
I will still have you as a moderator, but if you wish to receive a demotion, I will fully accept your request.
Hi, I know you're busy but I have some locomotive pictures from my railfan trips on November 18 and December 2 I'd like to show you and hope you can help me with.
I know I showed some of these before.
The next four pictures are from a diferent train that came later that day.
These are the locomotives at the head of the train. The following two are of the end locomotive.
Another train and at a different crossing. This is the only picture I have of this train.
The following is the last train I got that day.
The following were taken December 2, two weeks after the preceding were taken.
I thought this was locomotive 4444 but now I'm not so sure. The second picture of this locomotive is a more zoomed in photo compared to the one before it, the second picture focuses more on the train itself.
The following pictures show another train that came right after the ones pictured above ended so the next train is a second train! The gates didn't go back up after the first train passed because this one was on the way!
Locomotive 7976 but I cannot tell if this is an AC4400CW, C40-8, or ES44AC
But I didn't just post these to show these off, but I was wondering if you knew which of these were which. I know, or at least I think some of these are SD90/43mac locomotives but the rest I cannot tell and I don't want to post these on the wrong pages. You know locomotives better than I do so I was wondering if you had any suggestions.
I have more locomotive pictures from December 2 but I won't post them until a later day.
The locomotives shown in these photos are SD70M's, AC4400CW's, and ES44AC's.
And that one photo you took of UP 4365(?) with 7948 trailing has one of the Geometry Cars that they use for measuring and scanning tracks for defects (UP EC-4, which I caught numerous times when I was still living in El Paso): http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr1937.htm
I took this photo yesterday while out on a rail-fanning trip and I thought I'd show this to you.
This looks like one of my favorite types of locomotives, then again I must have it mistaken for another locomotive I might like more.. I'm not locomotive Savvi so I cannot say which one this is. I know however the lead loco is 8082 but I don't know the number to the second locomotive.
But I just thought I'd show this to you, and I wanted this photo on this Wikia.
I normally don't take pictures of trains, more into crossings but I decided to take a crossing-free photo of a train, although this is heading toward a crossing. I have another photo of these two locomotives.
Looks like you caught two GE ES44AC (C45ACCTE) "GEVO" units leading an intermodal! They are all too common on the Sunset Route and elsewhere on the UP! LOL You can post that first pic in this article if you want!
HenryDuckFan wrote: Looks like you caught two GE ES44AC (C45ACCTE) "GEVO" units leading an intermodal! They are all too common on the Sunset Route and elsewhere on the UP! LOL You can post that first pic in this article if you want!
That's a great idea! And that's just what I'm gonna do.
I'll admit it, I am way way way less locomotive savvi than you are. I know the basics, like steam locomotive, diesel locomotive, and electric locomotive. And I know things like F40PH, GP38-2, Dash 8, (like Dash 8 40B, P40, F59PHI, MP36PH, and barely know AC4400CW (I might have that one wrong I need to double check.) And that one called the Mac.
Like I said, I'm NOT locomotive savvi, thank goodness I don't own any locomotives though I'd almost like to. "Almost" being the keyword. But there are so many types of locomotives and so many to learn, and I don't think I can learn all of them! I barely know the ones I already know!
To end this on a brighter note, maybe I'll start taking locomotive photos. I'm not as into locomotives as I am crossings but I still like them and maybe I should start photographing them and adding them to this Wikia. Many of them will be Union Pacifics though, it's rare I get non-Union Pacifics in my area, and trains without a single UP locomotive on it! But at least Union Pacific uses more than one type of locomotive.
Yeah, but UP's been keeping a lot of their fleets of older diesels (like their Dash 8's, Dash 9's, and SD60's) in storage, so you're bound to find GEVO's, SD70's, and AC4400CW's everywhere! Plus, their SD90MAC fleet is almost entirely gone since they sold their units to NS!