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North Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Crossing Gate

 
 
Crossing Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
1. Crossing Gate Marker
Inscription.  Crossing Gates of this sort once protected busy road crossings throughout the United States. They were usually operated by a full time crossing tender, a man or woman that worked out of a small "crossing shanty" that offered some protection from the elements. The gates were cranked down whenever a train approached the crossing. This particular gate, which carries a patent date of 1876, once served a crossing on the Maine Central Railroad. Modern electronic automatic crossing gates have replaced the old manual gate with its human operator.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 44° 3.133′ N, 71° 7.741′ W. Marker is in North Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Norcross Circle, 0.1 miles west of White Mountains Road (U.S. 302). Marker is at a driveway for the Conway Scenic Railroad. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway NH 03860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wig Wag Signal (a few steps from this marker); The Railroad Station (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Roundhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ball Signal (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Standpipe (within shouting distance of this marker); To Those Who Served in the World War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (about 300 feet away); Flanger CV 4233 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
Also see . . .  Conway Scenic Railroad. (Submitted on October 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Crossing Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
2. Crossing Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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