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RAILROAD BLOCK/GRADE CROSSING WARNING SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20170291620
A1
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A train safety system comprises a cable connected to at least two conducting contacts, an electrical load between said two conducting magnetic contacts, and a DC track circuit associated with railroad tracks wherein the at least two conducting plates can be connected to each of the railroad rails in order to shunt the DC track circuit and alert oncoming trains of fouling of the tracks or crossing ahead.
Plant, Derek L. (Batavia, IL)
15/ 485,411
April 12, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] The invention described in this patent application was made with Government support under the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, Contract Number DE-AC02-07CH11359 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.