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Date: 04/07/21 14:37
WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: photobob

Was the WP required to use the indicator lights as directional lights when making a turn off a street? The unit is 919-A.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography




Date: 04/07/21 14:42
Re: WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: valmont

2-3 trains would probably go by before I figured out what that sign meant, if at all!!!



Date: 04/07/21 14:52
Re: WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: texchief1

Neat shot, Bob!

RC Lundgren



Date: 04/07/21 16:11
Re: WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: rusticmike6

No, the engineer should have put his had out and bent upward at the elbow to signafy a left t5urn.  Just what we did before electronic turn signals.



Date: 04/07/21 16:20
Re: WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: chakk

rusticmike6 Wrote:
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> No, the engineer should have put his had out and
> bent upward at the elbow to signafy a left
> t5urn.  Just what we did before electronic turn
> signals.

I learned as a left-side driver, so my left turns held the arm straight out, with right turns using the bent elbow.



Date: 04/07/21 18:36
Re: WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: PHall

chakk Wrote:
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> rusticmike6 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > No, the engineer should have put his had out
> and
> > bent upward at the elbow to signafy a left
> > t5urn.  Just what we did before electronic
> turn
> > signals.
>
> I learned as a left-side driver, so my left turns
> held the arm straight out, with right turns using
> the bent elbow.

That's why you had a fireman, so they could give the hand signals when you were going to turn.
 



Date: 04/08/21 08:57
Re: WP on Third St Oakland late 1960's
Author: phthithu

A look at the 3rd St. circa 1965 trackmap. There was a Baker and Hamilton on that block to the right of the train in the 1950's! 




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