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Magnetic Flagmen (aka Wig-Wags)
Hard to find today, wig-wags are interesting grade crossing protection.
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Photo ID: 472605

The wig wag is wagging as an eastbound ATSF intermodal freight rockets through Camden Missouri between Kansas City and Ft. Madison, IA. The SF Kodachrome scheme was at its peak in 1986, and would ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE U36C
Location: Camden, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 8741
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 1986


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 07, 2014

Views: 2,619
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 470469

The dynamic duo of Nevada Northern's steam fleet sit in front of the recently restored wig-wag signals on a beautiful Valentine's Day (in my case, birthday) evening. A special thanks to all those ... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 14, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Feb 18, 2014

Views: 2,248
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 469602

Nevada Northern 40 and 93 sit near the Wig-Wag at East Ely

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRy 40
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 07, 2014


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By: Hunter Lohse

Added: Feb 11, 2014

Views: 1,488
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 456898

The lone operating wig-wag in Colorado waits for the call to duty in 10 hours when the westbound Southwest Chief will pass by on its way to California. It passes time admiring the fantastic stars... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: None
Location: Delhi, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 26, 2013


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By: Patrick Phelan

Added: Oct 30, 2013

Views: 2,367
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 408135

Wisconsin & Southern GP-38 3801 blurs past the wig wag signal in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Railroad: Wisconsin & Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WSOR 3801
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2012


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Sep 04, 2012

Views: 4,599
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Photo ID: 399534

Wisconsin Central train No. 8 approaches a grade crossing in Van Dyne, Wisconsin, still protected by a wig-wag crossing signal on December 26, 1994.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Van Dyne, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6506
Train ID: WC 8
Photo Date: December 26, 1994


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 391772

Amtrak #3, led by Phase 4 heritage unit #184, passes the last operating mainline wig-wag in Colorado at Delhi,CO. 8/2/11

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Delhi, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 184
Train ID: 3
Photo Date: August 02, 2011


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By: Drew Mitchem

Added: Mar 11, 2012

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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 387629

Departing Oshkosh with train number 1, WC 6560 and 6652 pass a classic wig-wag crossing signal.

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WC 6560
Train ID: WC 1
Photo Date: May 31, 1995


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By: Chuck Schwesinger

Added: Jan 23, 2012

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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 378086

WSOR 3801 escorts train L463 thru Devils Lake past some excellent fall colors. Check out the operating wig-wag crossing signals as well!

Railroad: Wisconsin & Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WSOR 3801
Train ID: L463
Photo Date: October 12, 2011


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By: Josh Dulak

Added: Oct 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 353915

A trip south on Hwy 421 in Indiana found this gem, a US&S DW wig-wag signal. Restored with a tear drop bell, cast iron crossbucks and an oil burning lamp above the banner. The pannels on the top... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: none
Location: Monon, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: none
Train ID: display
Photo Date: December 07, 2008


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By: Rob Schreiner

Added: Feb 07, 2011

Views: 4,716
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Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 337566

A manifest rolls by fans waiting for a more inviting photographic capture, the Nickel Plate 759, to pass by on a High Iron Special. The N&W signal maintainer has done a good job of keeping the re... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1586
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: February 21, 1971


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 12, 2010

Views: 3,967
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Favorited: 23

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Photo ID: 316984

An eastbound WC train bears down on the crossing at Van Dyne protected by this classic wig-wag crossing signal. The former Soo track this train is on parallels an ex-C&NW line through here that wa... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Van Dyne, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: 6593
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 23, 1996


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By: Dean Sauvola

Added: Mar 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 304392

Only a few blocks from my fraternity in Pullman, the last remaining operational wig wag in the State of Washington. Wagging into the cold night, going mostly ignored by motorists, the relic from L... (more)

Railroad: Washington & Idaho
Locomotive: Wig wag
Location: Pullman, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: November 15, 2009


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By: Mike Bjork

Added: Nov 17, 2009

Views: 3,677
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Photo ID: 294601

There is only one survivor in this photo and Ill give you two guesses who it is. Well, things were pretty rough for this old wig wag, judging by the less than perfect paint job on its bent up old... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: Colton, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 28, 1999


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By: Steve Crise

Added: Aug 21, 2009

Views: 2,134
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 270786

WSOR makes a move on the Prairie sub past the old wig-wag dating from the Milwaukee Road days. This is one of two active magnetic flagmen that can be found along this line west of Madison.

Railroad: Wisconsin & Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: WSOR 4008
Train ID: MEX
Photo Date: February 07, 2009


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By: Ray Peacock heartlandrails.com

Added: Feb 07, 2009

Views: 2,709
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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