Intersection of a railroad and a road, with or without warning lights.
crossing gate mechanism
Box housing the mechanism that automatically lowers and raises the gate arm.
signal background plate
Plate that frames the signal lights to enhance their visibility.
Mass that provides balance to the gate arm to facilitate its movement.
Bottom of the mast that is anchored to the ground.
gate arm support
Articulating bracket that lowers and raises the gate arm.
Moving barrier that blocks the road to stop vehicles from crossing the tracks.
gate arm lamp
Flashing signal light that is activated as the gate arm is lowered.
number of tracks sign
Sign that displays the number of tracks the road crosses.
Intermittent signal light that is activated automatically as the train approaches.
Post that supports the crossing signs and signal lights.
Box that houses the electric wires used in the operation of the signal lights.
Flashing signal light that is activated at the same time as the flashing lights to inform the engineer that the gate arm is lowered.
Curved sheet of metal that enhances a signal light’s visibility by blocking sunlight.
Sign that marks the spot where a railroad crosses a road and signals to drivers on the road that they must yield to passing trains.
highway crossing bell
Metal sounding device that rings automatically as a train approaches.