Radar Speed Sign - For Trains!

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roee

Active Member
#1
Today I was driving along the BNSF Cajon Sub in Hesperia and I saw a Radar Speed Sign near the tracks with speeds showing up on it from the road. At first I figured it was parked in the back lot of a company and they had just left it on, but as I passed I noticed it was close to the track, so I made a U-Turn to get a closer look.

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After I got closer I was able to see it was right next to a speed limit sign for the railroad
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It had to be for the trains as there was really no ROW road for maintainers to drive on much past the sign.
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Just very odd.
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Anyone seen anything like this before, using a highway radar speed sign to display to train crews what their speed was. The data logger on the sign would be useless as it was picking up all sorts of road speeds. Just looked funny.
 

RCH

Been Nothin' Since Frisco
#2
Never seen one like that along the right-of-way, but I have seen a road foreman pointing a radar gun at me as I rolled by. :cool:

I think it would be interesting to compare the speed that sign picks up to the speedo on the locomotive.
 

UP Salina Sub

Railfanius Extremus
#5
I bet some high schoolers did that as a prank.
Here they used to put for sale signs from local real estate companies in the front of the high school
 

roee

Active Member
#6
I bet some high schoolers did that as a prank.
Here they used to put for sale signs from local real estate companies in the front of the high school
It was still there 2 weeks ago and it was chained to the speed sign, so I think it was there for the railroad. It's coming into a decent curve after some fairly strait track after the train were pulling up Cajon Pass. Maybe a friendly reminder.
 
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blackbee0045

Guest
#9
I have seen a road foreman pointing a radar gun at me as I rolled by. I think it would be interesting to compare the speed that sign picks up to the speedo on the locomotive.??
 





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