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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:47 pm

It seems that I have found another 2001-130 in Chicago. I was taking the Metra downtown when I spotted a new 130. This is new because I remember seeing the old SRN in its spot. The new siren is located by the intersection of N Avondale Ave and W Addison st.
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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:16 am

Just looked at google maps, yes, the Avondale siren was replaced.

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:50 pm

Wow!! If you go into the alley, you can see the new pole installed next to the old siren in the August 2022 street view. Looks like Chicago is replacing quite a few sirens.

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:01 pm

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.876102, ... ct74BXKTn4

I have created a map to keep track of these replacements because I am now sure there are more. If anyone notices any new ones, please let me know!

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:26 pm

Stevan Z wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:01 pm
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.876102, ... ct74BXKTn4

I have created a map to keep track of these replacements because I am now sure there are more. If anyone notices any new ones, please let me know!
Link doesn't work. Try making your map public.
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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:39 pm

Stevan Z wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:50 pm
Wow!! If you go into the alley, you can see the new pole installed next to the old siren in the August 2022 street view. Looks like Chicago is replacing quite a few sirens.

Looks like my initial speculation might come true, at least partially in some form. ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
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Fri Nov 04, 2022 2:38 am
Yeah, Chicago's system is from the 90s. In fact, I think they're one of the few large cities still operating the Federal Signal MC Controller on their electronic sirens. It's only a matter of time before those 90s electronics start having issues.

This is total speculation, but I tend to believe they're probably going to do one at a time, when the opportunity presents. Say if one siren dies due to equipment failure or dead batteries, they may just go ahead and replace the entire thing. Etc, etc, until the entire system is upgraded. That's what Ardmore, Oklahoma did between 2013 and 2018. Their T-128 upgrade was a 3-step procedure, AFAIK.

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:19 am

2 more. Balmoral and Ravenswood on a new pole.

Kostner near Maypole. New pole next to old siren. So definitely replaced soon after google came through.

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:01 am

Oops! Forgot to make the map public. Here is the new link: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8689162 ... ct74BXKTn4

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:08 am

Stevan Z wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:01 am
Oops! Forgot to make the map public. Here is the new link: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8689162 ... ct74BXKTn4

Here's the link if you open with Google My Maps.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewe ... 52905&z=11

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Re: 2001-130 in Chicago

Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:27 am

Stevan Z wrote:
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:01 pm
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.876102, ... ct74BXKTn4

I have created a map to keep track of these replacements because I am now sure there are more. If anyone notices any new ones, please let me know!
I know it's off-topic but how did you get street view on google my maps?
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