The danger of a large truck on the
tracks is potential for disaster. The flashers and bells may have
started while the trash truck was already in the right-of-way.
In another instance, a construction
used the railroad crossing gates while they were down to cross in front
of the special train. Note that there is 35 minutes elapsed
between the below two pictures.
Chicago Avenue is situated northerly
of the end of a curve heading east less than 1/4 mile from the 60
Freeway. In the third photograph below left, at least two people
present on or near the right-of-way. The first is likely one of
the landscapers and is found on the outside of the curve just left of
the right signal support. The second worker is possibly a utility
or railroad maintenance-of-way personnel. He is visible to the
right of the right signal support and left of the crossbuck standing on
a pile of rail. In the third photograph below, the signal is
yellow over lunar. I overheard the train crew commenting on this
Sometimes two streets intersect just
left or right of the tracks as at Spruce Street and Kansas
Avenue. In the morning,
the O.L. train passed a BNSF high-rail vehicle. In the later
morning, a motorcycle officer pauses for the train to go by.
The eastward limit of the Riverside
Officer-On-A-Train was here, just
short of the Interstate 215 undercrossing.
The event ended with reassembling of
the patrol officers and the
Southern California Rail Safety Team who compared notes and finalized
their tally of violators.
With the event over, the train was
then released from its work and
started to make its way back
to Los Angeles.