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Publication Number: FHWA-TS-86-215
Date: September 1986
Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook
This handbook provides general information on railroad-highway crossings, including characteristics of the crossing environment and users, and the physical and operational improvements for safe and efficient use by both highway and rail traffic. The handbook will be of interest to Federal, State and local highway agency personnel, railroad officials, consulting engineers and educators involved with railroad-highway grade crossing safety and operation.
The late William J. Hedley contributed generously of his background and experience toward the completion of this handbook.
This is the second printing of the second edition of the handbook. The only change from the first printing is a revision of Figure 24, page 103, to reflect the guidance for placement of the railroad crossing pavements Marking symbol in relation to the location of the advance warning sign.
A standard distribution of the handbook was made to the FHWA Region and Division offices, the State highway agencies and the T2 Centers in 1986. Copies of the handbook were also provided to the Federal Railroad Administration and the Association of American Railroads for their use. A limited number of copies are available from the Railroads, Utilities and Programs Branch, HNG-12, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C. 20590 and the RD&T Report Center, HRD-11, Federal Highway Administration, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22101-2396. Copies may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.
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Keywords: Grade Crossing, Railroad, Traffic Control, Crossing Surfaces