Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ToledoRailfan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:59 pm

As of October, 2013, the Elizabeth St. crossing in Plymouth still has its Wigwag along with the 8'' signal. I don't recall ever hearing about this one being removed. I've always thought it was pretty interesting that this crossing has a "regular" signal with a wigwag.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.7498995 ... 6656?hl=en
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The Military Rd. Wigwags in Dane have been removed. :aaargh:
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2503755 ... 312!8i6656
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It appears that the Cherry Ln. Wigwag in Marshall is still there, I don't know when this image was taken and if what I think is the wigwag actually really is the wigwag.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1793664 ... a=!3m1!1e3
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As of October 2013, the Milwaukee St/Main St. Wigwags are still there along with the strange signal. However on Google maps it shows Milwaukee St. ending at the crossing, this is not seen on Google Earth so hopefully it is a mistake.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.7486156 ... 6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.7485211 ... 6656?hl=en
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by AndyWS » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:09 pm

The Marshall wigwag and all the Plymouth wigwags are gone. The WSOR system has finally removed all wigwags. Ironically, the last ones surviving in the state are now on a Class I (UP, in Sheboygan).
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ToledoRailfan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:28 pm

AndyWS wrote:The Marshall wigwag and all the Plymouth wigwags are gone. The WSOR system has finally removed all wigwags. Ironically, the last ones surviving in the state are now on a Class I (UP, in Sheboygan).
Darn, I was at least hoping that they would keep one of the Milwaukee St. & Main St. Wigwags just for old times sake, I use to think that is why they were kept there while the other two were removed. :Awww:

The ones in Sheboygan were also removed. Surprising how fast that Wisconsin went from being one of the states with the most wigwags on crossings to being another state without wigwags on public crossings. I'm pretty sure a lot of the known wigwags on crossings in the west coast states are still there along with the Joplin, Missouri wigwag.
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by AndyWS » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:50 pm

Crap. Source on the Sheboygan ones (Saemann Ave.) being removed?
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ToledoRailfan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:57 pm

AndyWS wrote:Crap. Source on the Sheboygan ones (Saemann Ave.) being removed?
I thought you met Martin Ave. :oops: I forgot about Saemann Ave.
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ZachL » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:13 pm

ToledoRailfan wrote:The Military Rd. Wigwags in Dane have been removed. :aaargh:
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2503755 ... 312!8i6656
Yeah, that's been known in this thread already. :Wink:
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ToledoRailfan » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:29 pm

I'm not sure how long this has been known but the Devil's Lake State Park wigwags are gone. :OhWell: Such a shame espcally sense it was kind of cool to have wigwags in a wooded area in a state park, I wonder why these wigwags never made it to the site? :Blink: This pair of wigwags seemed like more of an obscure pair of Wissconsin wigwags.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Devil ... !1e1?hl=en

It kind of looks like that there is only one signal there, I thought that maybe because the crossing is on a one-way road (I wonder if it was a one way road when the wigwags were installed?), but if that was the case the signal would be on the wrong side of the crossing. There is however two signals at the crossing.
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Does anyone know if the Bloomer Wigwag is still there? I don't think I've actually heard of this Wisconsin Wigwag before and I don't recall it ever being talked about here, kind of unique sense it isn't a WRRS Harps wigwags, it might have been and may still be the last non WRRS Wigwag in service in Wisconsin!
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Apparently the Baraboo Wigwags have been moved to Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin! :TUP2:

Here is the Mid-Continent Railway Museum.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.46026,- ... !1e1?hl=en
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ZachL » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:19 pm

ToledoRailfan wrote:I'm not sure how long this has been known but the Devil's Lake State Park wigwags are gone. :OhWell: Such a shame espcally sense it was kind of cool to have wigwags in a wooded area in a state park, I wonder why these wigwags never made it to the site? :Blink: This pair of wigwags seemed like more of an obscure pair of Wissconsin wigwags.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Devil ... !1e1?hl=en
From the OP. :Wink:
AndyWS wrote:There is/was another set along the same line at Devil's Lake State Park that is about to be or has been replaced with gated signals within the last few days.
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ToledoRailfan » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:24 pm

ZachL wrote:
ToledoRailfan wrote:I'm not sure how long this has been known but the Devil's Lake State Park wigwags are gone. :OhWell: Such a shame espcally sense it was kind of cool to have wigwags in a wooded area in a state park, I wonder why these wigwags never made it to the site? :Blink: This pair of wigwags seemed like more of an obscure pair of Wissconsin wigwags.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Devil ... !1e1?hl=en
From the OP. :Wink:
AndyWS wrote:There is/was another set along the same line at Devil's Lake State Park that is about to be or has been replaced with gated signals within the last few days.
Which is why I said "I'm not sure how long this has been known".
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Re: Wisconsin wigwags falling rapidly

Post by ZachL » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:26 pm

ToledoRailfan wrote:
ZachL wrote:
ToledoRailfan wrote:I'm not sure how long this has been known but the Devil's Lake State Park wigwags are gone. :OhWell: Such a shame espcally sense it was kind of cool to have wigwags in a wooded area in a state park, I wonder why these wigwags never made it to the site? :Blink: This pair of wigwags seemed like more of an obscure pair of Wissconsin wigwags.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Devil ... !1e1?hl=en
From the OP. :Wink:
AndyWS wrote:There is/was another set along the same line at Devil's Lake State Park that is about to be or has been replaced with gated signals within the last few days.
Which is why I said "I'm not sure how long this has been known".
Well, the closest you can estimate is the Fall of 2011. It was obviously known by the time it was posted.
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