Burlington Crossing Signs

Remembering Life in Superior

Editor Blauvelt recently ruminated about the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad which ran through Superior and mentioned the railroad, unlike most other railroads, used concrete crossing signs. The familiar “Crossbucks” (an “X” shape with “Railroad” on one blade and “Crossing” on the other) could be found on all Burlington lines in Nebraska. Most crossings did not have flashing lights or gates at the crossings and were at rural roads.

The Burlington was always frugal and decided wooden crossbucks would deteriorate and have to be replaced. By using concrete signs, this expense could be eli...


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