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--- Quote from: ghYHZ on November 18, 2021, 07:30:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: andrepoiy on November 17, 2021, 11:24:03 PM ---Also I believe somewhere along A-20 there's an at-grade railway crossing, I was very surprised to see that

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Yes...at St-Hyacinthe.....

https://goo.gl/maps/Ri77eeJe2XJKBKzJ6

A spur track that only sees sporadic use and not worth cost to construct an overpass. Similar to those crossings on NB2 (Trans Canada) in Moncton. The only time I was ever stopped there was by locomotive and a single railcar being switched in the wee hours of the morning.

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Even if it's not used very often, I feel that there should be gates there just to be on the safe side. But I guess there's never been any incidents.

Stephane Dumas:

--- Quote from: ghYHZ on November 18, 2021, 07:30:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: andrepoiy on November 17, 2021, 11:24:03 PM ---Also I believe somewhere along A-20 there's an at-grade railway crossing, I was very surprised to see that

--- End quote ---

Yes...at St-Hyacinthe.....

https://goo.gl/maps/Ri77eeJe2XJKBKzJ6

A spur track that only sees sporadic use and not worth cost to construct an overpass. Similar to those crossings on NB2 (Trans Canada) in Moncton. The only time I was ever stopped there was by locomotive and a single railcar being switched in the wee hours of the morning.


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They used to be more, one on A-55 at Drummondville until the late 1980s when CP Rail abandonned a line going from Foster near Waterloo to Drummondville. There's a photo showing the then railroad crossong on page A-6.
https://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/3722835?docsearchtext=canadien%20pacifique%20drummondville%20autoroute%2051%2055

There was another one on A-20 near LÚvis who was removed in the mid-1990s and the railroad was recycled into a bike path.
https://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/3722835?docsearchtext=canadien%20pacifique%20drummondville%20autoroute%2051%2055

There's still 2 railroad crossings on A-50 between Lachute and Mirabel airport. https://goo.gl/maps/UnwXYWHwFZmZzqiF8

The one at St-Hyacinthe used to have some incident like this one in 2013.
https://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/3722835?docsearchtext=canadien%20pacifique%20drummondville%20autoroute%2051%2055

Chrysler375Freeway:

--- Quote from: ghYHZ on November 18, 2021, 07:30:17 AM ---
--- Quote from: andrepoiy on November 17, 2021, 11:24:03 PM ---Also I believe somewhere along A-20 there's an at-grade railway crossing, I was very surprised to see that

--- End quote ---

Yes...at St-Hyacinthe.....

https://goo.gl/maps/Ri77eeJe2XJKBKzJ6

A spur track that only sees sporadic use and not worth cost to construct an overpass. Similar to those crossings on NB2 (Trans Canada) in Moncton. The only time I was ever stopped there was by locomotive and a single railcar being switched in the wee hours of the morning.

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There was an at-grade railroad crossing on Interstate 35 in Texas until the 1970s, when it was removed. It was one of the few on the Interstate system, another being Interstate 94 in Albion, Michigan, when it was also removed due to the line being abandoned.

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