I’ve seen them paint ties yellow for a derail before but not anything out on the mainline like this. It’s next to these guys which I assume are just for the crossing but not sure what the white tie symbolizes.
From the post with date/time stamp 08/31/02 06:50 here... https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,356340I have seen entire ties on the CSX painted white and when I asked a M of W guy about it he said it meant that there was a pipe or culvert or something passing underneath the right-of-way at that point.
How far from the road crossing?
It was only 100 ft from the crossing, at a crossing on the monon sub in indianaCould be clearance marker for the crossing, there are different requirements according to what state it is, in Illinois it’s 500’, gives trains a reference point to stop short of a public crossing
Sorry it was just a quick post while I waited for Amtrak. It is CSX trackage and didn’t take any other photos. I won’t be able to take any new photos for a week or two since I’m staying in Indianapolis for a little while. Sorry I didn’t provide much context. There were some electronics hooked up to the rail just a few feet after the tie.Really lacks enough context to answer. If CSX, it likely is a marking for a culvert or some such. Could also be a clearance or fouling marking of some kind. Is that your own photo? If so, did you take any others of the area that could help us figure it out.
Why again? It's just another fan site, with people speculating about the reasons. We saw it the first time it's hardly definitive answer. They don't know any more than we do.
The person I quoted in post #2 said, "when I asked a M of W guy about it he said it meant that there was a pipe or culvert or something passing underneath the right-of-way at that point. "Why again?