USER PANEL



Login:
Password:

SEARCH 

ARCHIVE

«    Feb 2018    »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728 

February 2018 (563)
January 2018 (681)
December 2017 (706)
November 2017 (727)
October 2017 (728)
September 2017 (696)

Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)

  • Category: Pics  |
  • 3 Aug, 2016  |
  • Views: 3625  |
  • Like
  • +21
  • Dislike  |
  •  
  •   

On the QR main line near Bundaberg there's a very interesting railroad crossing. The crossing utilizes a drawbridge mechanism that allows two different routes to intersect and it's something you have to see to believe.

1 Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)


2 Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)


3 Photographer Captures Australia's Strangest Railroad Crossing (3 pics + video)



Do you like it?




№1 Author: zach8 (3 Aug 2016 10:44) Total user comments: 500


  • Status: User offline
  • Activity rewards:
  • Dislike
  • +2
  • Like
How the hell is this cheaper or more practical than a normal rail crossing like this one????

http://www.eastsiderailnow.org/crossing_1b.jpg

13 13 13
  Reply       
№2 Author: kryptor (3 Aug 2016 11:12) Total user comments: 4727


  • Status: User Online
  • Activity rewards:
  • Dislike
  • +2
  • Like
QR (Queensland Rail) was there first. The sugar cane rail came latter.
I'm speculating but, maybe there was a bit of squabbling over who would be responsible for maintenance, as an example. After all, there wasn't a higher maintenance intersection before the cane rail came along. So maybe it was cheaper to build this unorthodox draw bridge set up to avoid paying trumped up fees to a competing railroad.

Again, just a thought.
  Reply       

Add comment

Name:

E-Mail:


bold italic underlined strike Ensert smilies
Type the two words shown in the image: