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California Griswold Signals
San Jose

Old Bayshore Hwy, San Jose, Ca.

Update 10/02
One of these signals was knocked down in mid October. Stan Praisewater
sends in some updated photos.

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UP signal techs installing new flasher to 
replace the fallen Griswold.
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Finished replacement signal. Certainly not as 
interesting as the signal it replaces. The other Griswold
is visible across the street. There are long range plans to 
improve Old Bayshore Hwy which will likely mean the 
end for this last Griswold, but not in the near future.

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New updated pictures (above) sent in by Stan Praiswater. Both taken on 6/25/01. Pictured
is the ILCOA heading north on the Old Bayshore Highway crossing at MP15.14 on the
Warm Springs Subdivision in San José. This is the signal that was knocked down. Unfortunately
it was the signal that still had its original crossbucks.

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One last look at the signal shortly before it was knocked down. The
switch job that works this area sometime uses a caboose.

Detail photos:

2 signals
(former SP Millpitas line)
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Close up of north signal box.
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South signal
Note WRRS bell and 
replacement crossbucks.
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Front view of south signal.
I-880 can be seen in background.
This signal now has the distinction of
being the last Griswold signal still in 
service in the Bay Area.
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Original type crossbucks on 
north signal. Notice that they are 
not as wide as newer ones. Letter
style is different as well.
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Side view of north signal. Notice the shape of the light housings. These 
are made special for this type of signal.
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San Jose photos by Dan Furtado  2/14/01

High St offramp/I-880, Oakland CA.

This signal was removed sometime in early 2001.

One of two signals remain at this industrial spur in Oakland, Ca. The other signal at this crossing was removed sometime during the last 10 years and replaced with a standard highway flasher.
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