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    • April 16, 2021 6:07 PM EDT
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      there's a scenic feature you don't see on every layout

      And while we're talking round things, there's a scenic feature you don't see on every layout,

      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/769295/

       

      Sandersville Railroad SW1500's 1400 and 1500 drags the loaded Deepstep Turn across the "Railroad Roundabout" in Sandersville, on the way to the NS interchange in Tennille.

    • April 16, 2021 9:35 PM EDT
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      Really cool.

      I have went back and looked at this 3-4 times now, makes me wonder what kind of nightmare that intersection was before the round-a-bout came into being

    • April 17, 2021 2:12 AM EDT
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      Rick Marty said: makes me wonder what kind of nightmare that intersection was before the round-a-bout came into being

      Ask and ye shall receive ...

      Pictured is the original intersection design. Many drivers would take illegal U-turns, creating enforcement and safety issues. (Photo provided by Larry Morris and Josh Woodard with GDOT)

      http://www.themunicipal.com/2020/11/unique-roundabout-is-the-first-of-its-kind-in-georgia/

       

      Todd Price, GDOT district preconstruction engineer, reported that requests for a change to the intersection began in the summer of 2017. An earlier project that opened to traffic in July 2014 reconstructed this location to give drivers a "right out only" scenario to access GA 242 coming from Hospital Road or Waco Mill Road. In addition, left turns from GA 242 were restricted, which made traffic loop around to connector roads to the east at Ridge Road or to the west near East Church Street.

      According to Collins, motorists were not following the traffic rules and some of the maneuvers were unsafe.

      Ben Tarbutton III, president of the Sandersville Railroad, was wary of the roundabout concept at first.

      "When then District Engineer Jimmy Smith mentioned to me the roundabout concept, I went to the intersection and viewed the traffic flow," Tarbutton said. "The public was using parts of the configuration as a roundabout already. I told [Smith] that if GDOT was able to configure a roundabout that did not increase our grade crossing surface width that we would go for it, and they took it from there."

      https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/roundabout-with-railroad-crossing-makes-georgia-history/47597

      This post was edited by Forrest Scott Wood at April 17, 2021 4:21 PM EDT
    • May 7, 2021 2:23 AM EDT

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      Wow. That's the first time I've ever seen a roundabout that was better than the previous intersection -- but only because the original arrangement was so incredibly stupid. 

    • May 7, 2021 8:34 AM EDT
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      And then there's the Bronx Terminal RR, which had a railroad roundabout.

       

      http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/crrnjbxt.html

       

       

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      Bob McCown said:

      And then there's the Bronx Terminal RR, which had a railroad roundabout.

      http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/crrnjbxt.html

      There's another website showing the HO track that some ardent fan built. CNJ #1000 is in the B&O RR Museum, I think.

      A perfect layout for Rooster's/Ric's 2 boxcabs?

       

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    • May 7, 2021 2:40 PM EDT
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      Pete Thornton said:
      Bob McCown said:

      And then there's the Bronx Terminal RR, which had a railroad roundabout.

      http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/crrnjbxt.html

      There's another website showing the HO track that some ardent fan built. CNJ #1000 is in the B&O RR Museum, I think.

      A perfect layout for Rooster's/Ric's 2 boxcabs?

       

      Yea, Tim Warris, of Fast Tracks fame.  I always wanted to build one of these harbor railroads, because you could model every inch of it in scale, in pretty much anyone's yard.  Erie Lackawanna's Harlem Station was 460' by 310'.  That's only 10x15 feet in 1:29.

      http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/errhs.html


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    • May 7, 2021 5:52 PM EDT
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      Don't you already have enough to do?

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    • May 7, 2021 5:52 PM EDT
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      Bob McCown said:
      Pete Thornton said:
      Bob McCown said:

      And then there's the Bronx Terminal RR, which had a railroad roundabout.

      http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/crrnjbxt.html

      There's another website showing the HO track that some ardent fan built. CNJ #1000 is in the B&O RR Museum, I think.

      A perfect layout for Rooster's/Ric's 2 boxcabs?

       

      Yea, Tim Warris, of Fast Tracks fame.  I always wanted to build one of these harbor railroads, because you could model every inch of it in scale, in pretty much anyone's yard.  Erie Lackawanna's Harlem Station was 460' by 310'.  That's only 10x15 feet in 1:29.

      http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/errhs.html


      Pete,

        He has had a fetish for the Harlem Terminal for as long as I can remember! I honestly think it's time for him to build it!! As for the boxcab's they ain't mine they are Ric's. I think he has a fetish for Roosters oh and boats as well.

    • May 7, 2021 5:54 PM EDT
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      Bruce Chandler said:

      Don't you already have enough to do?

       

      Clearly none of us do or we wouldn't be spending time on the internet looking for more stuff to do !

    • May 7, 2021 5:57 PM EDT
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      Rick Marty said:

      Really cool.

      I have went back and looked at this 3-4 times now, makes me wonder what kind of nightmare that intersection was before the round-a-bout came into being

       

      Might depend on the age of the drivers?

    • May 7, 2021 7:08 PM EDT
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      Or it  could just be drivers like this.

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDaQZUzJCNM

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