To accomplish the railroad crossing
Pull sufficient slack from the wire reel to reach across the railroad track.
Cut the wire at the reel and pull the end of the line under the rails of the track.
Bury the wire lines from the rails to a point outside the shoulders of the track.
Tie the line at the far end to a stake. Pull the line tight and tie it to another stake.
Use clove hitches.
Splice the free end to the end of the wire on the reel. Place tags approximately 6
inches from the stake on both sides of the railroad tracks. Leave 100 percent slack for reconstruction.
Figure 1-22. Wire crossing under railroad tracks.
If there is a nearby railroad on base that is not used very often perhaps you could go there
and practice on the railroad crossing. Have your supervisor or team chief check your work. If you have
problems, reread the material.