The OERM is located in Perris California, 75 miles
east of Los Angeles. They have a nice collection of wigwags that once served
the Pacific Electric, Los Angeles Railway (LARy), and Southern Pacific.
Notice the octagon cage "peach basket" above. The other is a wood pole
mounted wigwag with a red banner. This was quite common on the LARy.
You see, the LARy was a thrifty bunch and they didn't want to be spending
a lot of money on fancy signal equipment and extra poles to mount it on.
What they very commonly did was mount signals and wig-wags on the poles
that held up the overhead wire since they were already there. The
OERM also has an extensive collection of streetcars and other railroad
For more info on the OERM, check
out their website.