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Historical wigwag pictures
Historical Wigwag Photos
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Location: Main Street - Osage City, KS

Date: 1959

Railroad: AT&SF

Robert Youngers collection

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Location: Holliday Street - Osage City, KS

Date: 1959

Railroad: AT&SF

Robert Youngers collection

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Mid 1950's street scene showing an upper quadrant M S Co wigwag.

Location: Reno, NV

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: 1955

Photographer: Unknown (Dave Maffei collection)

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Union Switch and Signal Flagman at unknown location and unknown date. Jerrold Crawford collection. Note the chase lights on the top.
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WP local passes by the wigwag that was located at 3rd and Webster. This was a one-of-a-kind wigwag with the extended cantilever.

Location: Oakland, Ca.

Railroad: Western Pacific

Date: May 28, 1982

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

 
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WP San Jose Turn crosses  at Hostetter Rd. in San Jose back when orchards covered most of the area. Power includes former California Zephyr f-units.

Location: San Jose, Ca.

Railroad: Western Pacific

Date: Oct. 17, 1970

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Location: Permenente local heads in at Campbell Ave. at a rarely photographed crossing.

Date: January 22, 1970

Location: Campbell, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Taylor St. wigwags looking southwest.

Location: San Jose, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: July 4th 1974

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Taylor St. wigwags looking west.

Location: San Jose, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: July 4th 1974

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Lone Griswold rotating stop sign signal at Third St. Notice the new crossing gate going in across the street.

Location: San Jose, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: July 24, 1968

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Coe Ave. near San Jose's Willow Glen district.

Location: San Jose, Ca.

Railroad: Western Pacific

Date: February 20, 1969

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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West Virginia St. (formerly Home St.) on SP's Coast Main.

Location: San Jose, Ca

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: November 3, 1966

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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South of Albina Yard.

Location: Portland, OR 

Railroad: Union Pacific

Date: June 14, 1971

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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South of Albina Yard.

Location: Portland, OR 

Railroad: Union Pacific

Date: June 14, 1971

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

 

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South of Albina Yard. Notice the optional directional banner lights. UP was known for choosing this option.

Location: Portland, OR 

Railroad: Union Pacific

Date: July 2, 1973

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Northbound freight at 4th St. I wonder what that horn was for that is mounted on the wigwag...

Location: Davis, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: April 11, 1973

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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SP freight at Durham Highway.

Location: Durham, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: November 25, 1970

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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Johnstonviller Rd looking east (old US 395).

Location: Susanville, Ca.

Railroad: Southern Pacific

Date: June 17, 1975

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

 

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WRRS wigwag on Chrysler plant branch line.

Location: Belvidere, Ill

Railroad: Chicago and Northwestern

Date: April 14, 1976

Photographer: Stan Praisewater

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