Several wigwags, all Western Railroad Supply
"Harpes Wigwags", were recently discovered by Keith Huebner. Most of these
appear to be located on former Milwaukee Road "Southwestern" lines. A couple
are ex-Chicago & Northwestern. All are now part of Wisconsin & Southern.
Keith feels that these wigwags will be safe for a while. The state has been
focusing their efforts on upgrading crossings on busier mainlines and intersections.
Keith writes the following: "7/22/00 Near Black Earth, Wi. On Wisconsin and Southern- former Milwaukee Line west out of Madison." Update - 2/02...
Brent Georgi sends us an updated photo taken on 2/8/02.
Notice the banner has been repainted and the weeds cut down.
Brent also points out that the street sign on the signal
reads "Kahle", while the actual road sign nearby reads
It is located right off HWY 14 at MP 157.52 (W&S RR).
Retired in 2011
Double set of WRRS "Harpes" wigwags.
Keith gives this information: "7/16/00 At Dane, Wi. on Wisconsin & Southern RR
(formerly C&NW). Dane is north of the Capitol (Madison). This used to
be a double track main for C&NW between Chicago-Madison-Minneapolis. I think
there is one more crossing up this line with wigwags. I'll
have to check."
Photos and info by Keith Huebner. (8/00)
(said to have been stolen)
Keith Huebner Sends us this action shot of the Lima Center
wigwag taken in February 2001.
Bob Bray sends in some pictures of this WRRS Harpes wigwag
lacated in Lima Center. This town is located between Milton
Whitewater in Rock County. It is served by the Wisconsin
This signal protects the Lima Center Rd xing about 1 mile
north of Hwy 59.