Spencer in Rowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Magnetic Signal Company
Wig Wag Grade Crossing Signal, Model 11
Displayed here is a Model 11, type KCR. This model had a special cage to protect, the swinging arm from damage at a grade crossing. A train approaching the crossing would activate this signal and continue to operate it until the train had cleared. At the same time, a warning bell would warn motorists of the impending tram. This signal could be activated by any of the three tracks it guarded at the crossing.
This exhibit was made through the generous support of the North American Railway Foundation (NARF)
Erected by North American Railway Foundation.
Location. 35° 41.277′ N, 80° 25.945′ W. Marker is in Spencer, North Carolina, in Rowan County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the NC Transportation Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC 28159, Spencer NC 28159, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Signals (here, next to this marker); Food Lion LLC (within shouting distance of this marker); Food Lion Trailer No. 893615 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Spencer Shops (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Spencer (about 700 feet away); The Muscle of Spencer Shops (about 700 feet away); Southern Public Utilities Co. 1927 Streetcar #85 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spencer Shops Roundhouse and Turntable (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.