Day186: How to stop a train

I happened to see this train track as I crossed over  a bridge today and had to turn around so I could take a photo of it. Notice there is a stop sign and a gate across the track. That's what caught my eye. This track is on the way to the rail yard that you can see in the background. I know the procedure would be for the conductor to be in radio contact with someone in the rail yard as they go in and the train should be going slow enough to stop, but I find the stop sign and gate on the track a bit ironic. :)