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Gardena wigwags  
Southern California
Hobart off 166th 
Denker off 166th St.
Vermont/Gardena Sts.
Vermont/164th Sts.


Gardena
 The last of the pole mounted "Pacific Electric" style wigwags is in Gardena, on Hobart Blvd.
It was located along a short industrial spur that services the Crenshaw Lumber Company.
There was one other wigwag a few blocks away at Denker, but it was removed (possibly stolen) in September, 2017.

 Hobart Blvd.
Last of the former PE pole mounted wigwags in service - 2018.

hobart



hobart
Above three images - Scott Thomas - 2017

From 1999...
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Photo by Paul Krot

Denker Ave.
Retired 10/17
This wigwag mysteriously dissapeared in Sept, 2018.
denker

denker
Both signals have the aftermarket "Van Dyke" banners.
These were fabricated during the 90s by Van Dyke Fabrication
near Roseville to specifications set by SP.
denker
Above three images - Scott Thomas - 2017


From 1999...
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These two photos by Paul Krot





And two more from the past...
Vermont/Gardena Sts.
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This signal was removed in Nov. 2000

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These two images - Paul Krot - 1999
 
Notice the special turret used to position the motor box at an angle. This is a very unique modification. Have yet to see another of these.
Vermont/164th Sts.
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Retired Oct. 2000-
replaced with a cantilever 
flasher.

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These two images - Paul Krot - 1999

And check out this old PE crossbuck!
While Paul Krot was getting his images (above from August of '99), he also ran across an old PE crossbuck . It has two layers of lettering...
"Stop Look and Listen", covered over by "Pacific Electric". You know that's gotta be pretty old!
Sadly it was finally removed sometime in 2000.

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3/31/18
8/24/99