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Date: 03/02/13 02:51
Planting Wig-Wags, Preserving Railroad Heritage
Author: MrMRL

The California Southern Historical Society prides itself in the restoration and preservation of many aspects of railroading's timeless history. Case in point, late Friday afternoon, CSL signal crews were found hard(ly) at work installing a pair of beautifully restored wig-wags signals for a light use industrial grade crossing on the line's Reyes Switching District. Kudos all around to the CSHS's small but dedicated group of volunteers, for their tireless work in acquiring, and restoring this pair of historical monuments to American railroads. A big thanks also to the CSL management for their shared interest and cooperation in this endeavor. Both parties hope to continue this fruitful relationship on future railroad preservation projects.

~•~ back to reality ~•~

The Upper Quadrant style Wig-Wag Signals pictured below are new from N.J. International... http://www.njinternational.com/hoscale1.htm


Mr. MRL - just havin' fun, under this 85° So-Cal sun..




Date: 03/02/13 09:02
Re: Planting Wig-Wags, Preserving Railroad Heritage
Author: mp_eagle

Is that wig-wag from 'Kelly's Signal Restorers'?

Chet



Date: 03/02/13 13:05
Re: Planting Wig-Wags, Preserving Railroad Heritage
Author: rehunn

Hmm, needs a frame and another target and we could turn it into a CNW signal.



Date: 03/02/13 15:53
Re: Planting Wig-Wags, Preserving Railroad Heritage
Author: mongo

looks like the one in the back of his truck

Mongo



Date: 03/02/13 16:33
Re: Planting Wig-Wags, Preserving Railroad Heritage
Author: oilcan

Very cool. Will they be operating?



Date: 03/02/13 18:36
Re: Planting Wig-Wags, Preserving Railroad Heritage
Author: MrMRL

oilcan Wrote:
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> Very cool. Will they be operating?


The models do manually swing left and right, but are unfortunately static. I don't know if it is at all possible to some how rig up a wire to a tortoise machine or something to make them electrically operate.

Mr. MRL



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