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Colma in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Railroad Semaphore Signal

Circa 1898

 
 
Railroad Semaphore Signal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
1. Railroad Semaphore Signal Marker
Inscription. This type of railroad signal was introduced, circa 1898, to control the movement of trains and to prevent accidents. The blade moved up or down corresponding with green, yellow or red lights.
(Donated by
Southern Pacific
Transportation Company)
 
Location. 37° 40.94′ N, 122° 27.371′ W. Marker is in Colma, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Hillside Boulevard near F Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Hillside Boulevard, Daly City CA 94014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Colma Railroad Station (a few steps from this marker); Mount Olivet Cemetery Office and Streetcar Line (a few steps from this marker); Colma Historical Museum (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Old Colma Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Colma City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joe Cavalli – Historical Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Molloy’s Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Where Daly City Started (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colma.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the grounds of the Colma History Museum
Railroad Semaphore Signal image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
2. Railroad Semaphore Signal
Marker is located on the base, behind the white picket fence.
at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
 
Regarding Railroad Semaphore Signal. A Semaphore Signal was located at the Colma Depot for many years.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article on the Semaphore Signal. (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,506 times since then and 111 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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