Line options (adding symbols along path)

I am attempting to draw lines (either solid or dashed) with bars either aligned flush with the line or centered across line (similar to what you see on maps at times indicating railroad tracks). There is an option to put a bar at the start and end of the line which is close but I need them along the line, too, and the two types.

I checked a competing drawing program and they handle this by allowing you to set symbol at start and end and at nodes along the line. This would work very well. However, there is no means to add symbols along the line path at this time.

Any ideas on how to get this working? I know I can do separate lines but then editing can be a pain, esp with the short line segments.