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Dan's Wigwag Site
Richmond CA
Animation by Paul Allison

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Main Pages:
Last site update: 1/30/14
   
WHAT'S NEW
Check here first!...if you are a frequent visitor.
   
MASTER LIST
Running database of active wigwags.
   
SURVIVING WIGWAGS
Photo pages of surviving wigwags, organized by state.
   
Wigwag Photo Gallery
Wigwag photos from now and the past.
   
DISCUSSION
Wigwag Fan Yahoo group for discussing wigwags and other old signals.
   
Museum Wigwags
wigwags on public display
   
Griswold Rotating Banner
About as rare as wigwags!
   
LETTERS
If you don't see it listed, somebody may have written in about   it.
(Last letter added 11/17/10)
   
Wigwag Parts
List of available wigwag parts and vendors. (coming back soon)
   
International Wigwags
Wigwags from around the world.
   
LINKS
Related websites and some of my favorites.
   
EMAIL
Got info? We need it!
FEATURE PAGES:
 
WIGWAG TECHNICAL
manuals, restoration tips.
   
CONTRIBUTOR PHOTO GALLERIES
Photos by other wigwag fans...
 
 
Historical Photos
Wigwag photos taken "back in the day".
   
Private Collections
Display your wigwag here.
   
Partial Wigwags
Remnants still surviving
   
Wigwag of the Month Archives
Front page archives
 

Wigwag crossing signals were built by at least three different manufacturers. The Magnetic Signal Company, Western Railroad Supply, and Union Switch and Signal. On the West Coast, the Magnetic Signal Company's "Magetic Flagman" was most commonly used. In the Midwest and parts of the East, Western Railroad Supply's "Autoflag" prevailed. The Union Switch and Signal "DW Automatic Flagman" was used by a few roads on the East Coast, but was pretty rare. Most wigwags were installed from the mid 1910's through the 1940's. By then, most states outlawed further installations. The pages ahead are meant to display photos of existing and recently removed wigwag signals and their locations.

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