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Point Richmond, California: Beloved Wigwags

Strange, antiquated railroad crossing signals that the town of Point Richmond has repeatedly rallied to protect from demolition. Still turned on for special occasions.

1 W. Richmond Ave., Point Richmond, CA
On Richmond Ave. -- Point Richmond's main street -- where it crosses the tracks.
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Wigwag crossing signals.

Beloved Wigwags

These "antique flagmen" sit in the middle of the road in the quaint, forgotten neighborhood of Point Richmond. Give them a swing and you can hear the bell ring.

[Justin Winokur, 08/25/2010]

This pair of 1920s railroad crossing signals are fiercely defended by Point Richmond residents from destruction. Really, you shouldn't even poke fun at the beloved Wigwags.

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