POINT RICHMOND - The just-completed restoration project of the historic railroad crossing "wig wag" signals in The Point will be celebrated Sunday.
The public celebration is to commemorate the reactivation of the signals after 18 years of being dormant.
According to festival organizers, Point Richmond is the only place in the nation where the wig wags are allowed to remain in place.
The festival will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mechanics Bank. It will include a dedication ceremony and a ceremonial reactivation of the wig wags.
There will be entertainment, including singing and performances of the Wig Wag Rag (1911) and the Richmond Rag (1908).
In addition, the work of local, national and international artists will be exhibited depicting railroads crossings. Local artists include Elizabeth Tarr, Jim DeWitt and Linda Lee.
Thematic posters by Tarr will be available for purchase.