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Hidden railroad crossing, 1951

Posted on February 16, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

This photo, published in the Lexington Leader on July 19, 1951, attempted to show how a U.S. 60 sign, center right, below the Standard Oil sign, blocked the view of the flashing Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad signal at Main Street and Midland Avenue. The signal was supposed to warn eastbound traffic of an oncoming train. This view from inside the photographer’s car is looking east toward the Main and Midland intersection. At that time, the C&O Railroad tracks crossed East Main Street at Midland Avenue. In the distance at the far left of the windshield is Combs Lumber Co., at 145 Indiana Avenue, which is now the site of the Lexington Herald-Leader building. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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