Thx for the reply. This friend of mine is going to check with a history teacher in Grundy Co, Tn about the validity of this railroad stop sign near Coalmont, Tn. He said its been gone for over 20 years, but was there at one time. It's probably back in the days of the Tennesse Coal and Railroad Co. I think it was on a feeder line from the coal mines to the main track. He says he thought it was the first one and I'm sure there were a few others, like the one you mentioned. By the way, where is Galesburg?