Thursday, July 14, 2016

Stop. Look and Listen

Wig Wags and more! Wigwag is the nickname given to a type of railroad grade crossing signal once common in North America, named for the pendulum-like motion it used to signal the approach of a train

Illinois Railway Museum

Some pictures from our visit to the North Carlolina Transportation Museum in September 2015.

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H/T to Chickenmom for the idea.


  1. Wonderful! "Stop, Look, Listen"! :o)

  2. I thought I had a video of the one at the NC Museum operating but can't find it. The one I posted is better though. Thanks again for the idea.

  3. That is pretty cool! I have never seen one of them before. I will now be on the lookout!

  4. Missed your comment earlier, my mail notification isn’t working. I don't recall ever seeing one as a kid. The first one was at the museum in Spencer, NC.