tb_mrha_CandENorthLine_09_1980_05

tb_mrha_CandENorthLine_09_1980_05

Moving up the C&E Line we are looking north at Lakewood Avenue where it crosses busy Lincoln Avenue. Note the cantilevered signals protecting this intersection. They no longer work by this date as the Milwaukee Road was granted an exception from the ICC a short time earlier to label the C&E as “exempt” status meaning that grade crossings were to be protected by hand flagging from the conductor on the ground instead. This ruling spared the Milwaukee Road the hassles and expenses of having to maintain the frequently vandalized crossing signals. It also made for 10 MPH maximum operating speeds.