An Unusual Find in Galena

During our trip in Galena, Illinois, in early August 2007, Ursula and I toured the home of Ulysses S. Grant and explored the historic town of Galena.

Of course I photographed the restored Illinois Central station. However, we stumbled just by luck on another relic from the past.

Just outside of town we were approaching a road crossing.  I heard crossing signal bells as we neared the crossing.

A Canadian National freight was sitting in the circuit. The surprise was a wig wag signal swinging away.

Along with photographs I shot some video also. I’ve always wondered if that wig wag signal is still there.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

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