|This Wigwag is located just east of Epworth, Iowa at the Mozena Rd.crossing. It is visible from US-20, however, you really need to be looking for it. It's at MP 201 (from Chicago). This is a Western Railroad Supply Co. lower quadrant wigwag. Another wigwag further east on this particular line is located in Galena, Illinois. (ICRR Iowa Div)|
Close up of banner. Note disc is solid black.
Dave Hudson sends us this grim photo (6/01)
"The CN has been doing a lot of upgrades to the line from
Sioux City to
This wigwag was retired in August 2002.
Here is another WRRS lower quadrant wigwag (with US&S "teardrop" bell),
located near Peosta, Iowa. Dave Hudson tells us more:
|This wigwag is located at the CN (ICRR) Cox Springs Road
crossing near Peosta, Iowa in Dubuque County. (As of 9-30-00 the Illinois
Central ceased to exist and this is now a Canadian National wigwag.)
I have included a map of the location and the approximate coordinates for this location are:
This means in a span of about 40 railroad miles, 4 wigwags still exist. (From Galena, Illinois to Epworth, Iowa.) I wonder how long the Canadian National will allow these units to remain?
Dave catches it in action during early December, 2000.
All photos by Dave Hudson. 8/00, 10/00, 12/00.