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Bonners Ferry in Boundary County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Semaphores

 
 
Semaphores Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
1. Semaphores Marker
Inscription. Semaphores were signaling devices used along railroads to control the movement of trains. The position of the blades and colored lenses told the engineer whether he should continue at the present speed, slow down and proceed with caution or move to a siding for oncoming traffic. This semaphore stood near the Union Pacific Depot at Bonners Ferry from 1963 to 1985. It was removed and placed in county storage. The signal was donated to the Museum and placed in its present position on May, 12, 2010.
 
Erected 2010 by Boundary County Historical Society.
 
Location. 48° 41.862′ N, 116° 18.69′ W. Marker is in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in Boundary County. Marker is on Main Street near Riverside Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7229 Main Street, Bonners Ferry ID 83805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Town is Born Along the Way (here, next to this marker); Great Northern Railway 1892 (here, next to this marker); Logging Railroads (here, next to this marker); Kootenai Valley Railway (here, next to this marker); Spokane International Railway
Semaphore and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
2. Semaphore and Marker
(here, next to this marker); Railroad Services (here, next to this marker); Railroad Laborers (here, next to this marker); Pelton Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonners Ferry.
 
More about this marker. The semaphore is located on the backside of the building at 7229 Main Street in front of the entrance to the Boundary County Museum.
 
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Semaphores image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
3. Semaphores
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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