The 913078S (Milepost 0.45) crossing is for the wigwag signals, and the 913081A (Milepost 0.86) crossing is for the 12"x20" gateless signals.

 

Once upon a time, there used to be train tracks through Carson City, but alas, they have been removed. The only place left to see trains and signals today is at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Construction is ongoing to extend the line from Virginia City to Carson City, and should be complete by 2012. Enjoy what is left of the Carson City trains below.

 

NOTE: THE TRAIN DOES NOT RUN ALL THE TIME. IT RUNS ONLY ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS, AND OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS SUCH AS MOTHERS DAY AND FATHERS DAY. OTHERWISE YOU GET A TROLLEY CROSSING THE TRACKS. UNFORTUNATELY THE TROLLEY DOES NOT CROSS THE WIGWAG CROSSING.

 

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The lights are shifted away from the road for some strange reason... The bells are US&S Teardrop.

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CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED SEPTEMBER 1, 2001; 2 CLIPS ARE ROLLED INTO THIS MP3 FILE)



 


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There are two MSC wigwags at this museum. They are in excellent condition and work perfectly.

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Note some of the relectorized dots missing off this old crossbuck.

This target has got a real good paint job on it.

This one may need a little work.

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The wigwags light up and start to crawl.

Close ups.

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The end of the train with the wigwags slowing down and stopping for about 1 minute after crossing, leaving the wigwags swinging.

 

CLICK THE ICON TO THE LEFT TO HEAR THE CROSSING IN ACTION.
(RECORDED SEPTEMBER 1, 2001)



 

 

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On June 8, 2009 Andrew Plummer came out here to see that the wigwags are still here, and look better than they did back in 2001.

 

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On October 29, 2018, freebrickproductions (the guy tacking on this part of the update) made another return trip out to the museum to find no major changes to the Teardrop crossing.

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The first signal, of which the only change is a new sign on the mast. The lights are Harmon 12x20s.

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The second signal. Like the first, the only change since 2001 is the addition of a new sign on the mast. The lights are more Harmon 12x20s like the other signal.

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The relay case and track views.

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The wigwag crossing, which hasn't had any major changes to it either.

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The first wigwag. The paint on the banner's beginning to fade.

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The second wigwag. It has a US&S splice box on the mast, which the other one lacks.

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The relay case and track views.

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This time around I (freebrickproductions), also photographed a couple of crossbuck crossings on the property.

 

This is the first one of the two.

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The first crossbuck, which appears to be an old cast-iron one.

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The 4-tracks sign on the first crossbuck.

The other crossbuck is mounted on the side of a building.

Not sure why there's a space in the middle of the word "crossing".

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Track views.

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A Yard Limit sign at the crossing.

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The other crossbuck crossing, which features only one crossbuck.

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The lone crossbuck here, which also appears to be another old cast-iron one.

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More track views.

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A few old advance warning signs in one of the sheds at the museum.