Railroad Crossing, Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad, December 1925

Summary

Busy railroad crossings were protected by a signal person or -- later -- automated warning devices. Quieter crossings -- those on little-used branch lines or spurs, or on lightly-traveled rural roads -- might only be marked with a sign. Designs varied by railroad company, but most used an X-shaped sign with a message like "Stop, Look and Listen" or "Look Out for the Cars."

Busy railroad crossings were protected by a signal person or -- later -- automated warning devices. Quieter crossings -- those on little-used branch lines or spurs, or on lightly-traveled rural roads -- might only be marked with a sign. Designs varied by railroad company, but most used an X-shaped sign with a message like "Stop, Look and Listen" or "Look Out for the Cars."

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

December 1925

Subject Date

December 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.548.P.833.44844

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in  (book)

Width: 11.25 in  (book)

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