Arcade in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Class B-B Phase 1B (B/N12947)
The Whistle post is placed at the approach of a crossing along the tracks. The W casted in the cement posts signals to the engineer that he is approaching a crossing. The engineer then blows the whitle to warn on coming [sic] traffic. Two long blasts, a short blast and another long blast is the standard signal for trains entering an upcoming crossing.
Erected by Friends of the Arcade & Attica Railroad.
Location. 42° 32.086′ N, 78° 25.424′ W. Marker is in Arcade, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Church Street 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (New York State Route 39). Click for map. Marker(s) is next to the engine in a large public parking area behind the West Main Street businesses. Access to the parking area is via Church Street on the north side of NY Route 39 - West Main Street. The Arcade & Attica Railroad has been running excursions every year since 1962. It's station is on West Main Street. Park near the marker and walk along the track through an alley and cross West Main Street to the station. Marker is in this post office area: Arcade NY 14009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Box Car #411 (a few steps from this marker); Caboose #303 (a few steps from this marker); 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Frame House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Springville and Sardinia Railroad (approx. 3.6 miles away); Former Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salem Welsh Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arcade.
Regarding Locomotive #110. B/N on the marker means Builder's Number. B-B refers to the wheel (axle) arrangement. The swiveling trucks under an engine or railroad car hold the axles. B means means two powered axles.
Also see . . . Our History - Arcade & Attica Railroad. (Submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.