The GreatRails North American Railroad Photo Archive
Previous Photo Photo of Wag the Train... Next Photo
Wag the Train...

This classic "wig-wag" grade crossing signal was one of about a dozen remaining in Oregon at the time of this August 2001 photo.

It is located on the Port of Tillamook Bay RR in the small community of Timber, Ore., just east of the railroad's Coast Range summit at Cochran. It was one of three on the short line at the time.

This stretch of the POTB is east of the Salmonberry River canyon that was washed out in an intense Pacific storm in December 2007. POTB managers have since decided not to repair the out-of-service stretch at this time, effectively ending rail service to Tillamook.

Service will remain between Banks, where the POTB interchanges with the Portland & Western, and Cochran.

Photographed by Thomas McCann, August 11, 2001.
Added to the photo archive by Thomas McCann, March 7, 2009.

Thomas McCann's awards:

» Contact the person who posted this photograph.

Sharing this photo?

Use this "permalink" to avoid broken links:
Submit to Stumble Submit to Digg Submit to Google Bookmark Submit to Reddit Twit This

[Turn Ads Off]

Visitor Comments about this Photo:

No comments have been left yet.

You must be logged on to post comments.

Follow us on Facebook
News | About NERAIL | About Jeff | Contact Jeff | F.A.Q.'s | Privacy Policy | Other Great Sites
This site, excluding photographs, copyright © 2016 Jeff S. Morris. Photographs copyright © individual photographers, except as noted.