Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

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Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

Post by freebrickproductions » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:02 am

Found this video on YouTube today, showing the wig-wag with one of the new signals that are replacing it:


This means that there'll be one less wig-wag out there.
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Re: Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

Post by cabman701 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:13 pm

I hate to see another wig wag go down, but watching that video and hearing the little "tink" of it's bell... makes me understand why it's happening.

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Re: Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

Post by McK&H.Aust » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:34 pm

The wooden pole holding up the wig-wag could be rotting out and the relay case looks to be rusted out as well. Sad to see another wig-wag gone, I just hope it goes to a good home.
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Re: Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

Post by gamefan » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 pm

I was checking out this crossing on Google map and found it has been removed and replaced by two gated signals.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9191564 ... 384!8i8192

sadly another wig wag here in So Cal has been laid to rest
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Re: Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

Post by NathanFromEngland » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:46 pm

gamefan wrote:I was checking out this crossing on Google map and found it has been removed and replaced by two gated signals.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9191564 ... 384!8i8192

sadly another wig wag here in So Cal has been laid to rest
The upgrade clearly took some time, it wasn't even completed by late-2017!
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9191441 ... 384!8i8192
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Re: Hawthorn, CA Wig-wag is being replaced

Post by ZachL » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:11 pm

NathanFromEngland wrote: The upgrade clearly took some time, it wasn't even completed by late-2017!
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.9191441 ... 384!8i8192
Part of the reason it could have taken so long was due to pushback from locals, maybe UP wanted to ensure it didn't get destroyed and was finding a buyer/donor, all sorts of reasons.

That and track upgrades probably.
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