|Courtesy Lorain Historical Society|
It's kind of hard to come up with a time frame for the photo without any vehicles.
Anyway, here's my corresponding shot from last weekend (below). I was very careful when I stopped on the tracks to get it!
The one thing that's consistent in both photos, though, is the presence of billboards along U. S. Route 6.
You might remember that railroad crossing lights and gates were finally installed in 2007 thanks to the efforts of a little girl who sadly lost her father there at the crossing in 2006. You can read the story of Jennifer Bracken here on the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen website.