16th Street Grade Crossing, San Francisco, Caltrain , Peninsula Railroad

Under The Freeway
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The caltrain tracks ran under the 280 freeway. Notice how the vertical supports were covered in steel to prevent them from crumbling in an earthquake. Also notice how the base of some vertical supports were covered in graffiti.


16th Street Grade Crossing external link   •  San Francisco external link   •  Caltrain external link   •  Peninsula Railroad   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:41:17 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 8 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4388
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Grade Crossing
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The grade crossing was also under the freeway where 16th street crossed the tracks. Notice how electric gates could be lowered to block cars when the train approached. Also notice the electric flashing lights that would warn approaching cars that the gates were about to close.


16th Street Grade Crossing external link   •  San Francisco external link   •  Caltrain external link   •  Peninsula Railroad   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:41:21 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 8 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4389
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Gates Both Directions
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Notice that two gates lowered on each side of the tracks. Thus blocking cars from attempting to drive around the gates. Also note that the traffic signals were also tied to the rail controls and turns red when a train approached.


16th Street Grade Crossing external link   •  San Francisco external link   •  Caltrain external link   •  Peninsula Railroad   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:41:49 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 8 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4390
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Pedestrian Control
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Off to the left side of this photo, notice the smaller gate that would lower to prevent pedestrians from crossing when a train approached.


16th Street Grade Crossing external link   •  San Francisco external link   •  Caltrain external link   •  Peninsula Railroad   •  Nikon D300S Camera, f2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 11:43:12 Sunday 13 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 8 December 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4391
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