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big "Thank You" to my viewers. March's hit numbers set a new record.
Part of it might be the big lock down this country is under. The
following were submitted by Geoff Hubbs and a very diverse group of
towers it is. Continue to look at the site. The CDC and Dr. Anthony
Fauci said it had curative powers.
Illinois..............................KJ(Kinmundy) IC x C&EI(MoPac) Massachusetts................*Salem B&M New Jersey......................Jersey Delair PRR New York......................*Ghent B&A Pennsylvania...................*BQ Bellewood PRR
Anyone with any comments about above towers, please send it.
You know I've seen a lot of people walking 'round with tombstones in their eyes.
Indiana...........................Ft. Wayne Crossing diagram
is the interlocking chart of The Grand Trunk Crossing on the PRR in
Valparaiso, IN. that the GTW called Ft Wayne Crossing, circa 1966. When
the GTW operator thought it was ok to delay one of our trains, the Ft
Wayne Line dispatcher would get on the Elkhart Dispatcher's wire and
tell HF (South Bend) to hold all GTW trains and then turn around and
tell Hartsdale to hold all GTW trains at Maynard. After a few minutes,
miraculously our trains at Valparaiso were moving again. This was one
of the benefits of the merger in 1968. George Marx
Hick(HC) Gary NYC
following photos AND commentary are from Geneva May Short; an
industrial photographer and a longtime friend of Carl Barneyback. Carl
has her collection and if anymore tower related material is there he
will share it with us.
control "Model Board" (control panel) at NS "HICK" tower, 2011. On
board, West toward South Chicago (EJ&E), Whiting (CSX), and Chicago
(NS) from top on left, East toward Lakefront Yard (IHB), Gary (EJ&E)
and Elkhart (NS) from top right, and South toward IHB RR lower left.
All of this is now remote-controlled by dispatchers elsewhere; "HICK"
(originally HC on the New York Central) is now "CP 503". Interesting
features include: Conrail-era "C&S" (signal department) padlocks
securing the panels (required to prevent unauthorized modifications; I
believe this is a federally mandated security measure to prevent
tampering in case of an "incident"), the operator's reading glasses on
the table lower left, and the ultra-low budget humidifier (aluminum pan
of water set on top the radiator lower right). Beige box on table in
front of ample paper towel supply is a "line" box to speak over the
dispatcher's "wire" (like an intercom, only over hundreds of miles - in
this case, stations from Chicago to Dearborn, Michigan). Desk microphone
(to left of glasses on side table) is connected to a marine-frequency
radio for communication with Lake Boats and barges moving through the
Indiana Harbor canal; the operator at HICK also controlled a set of draw
bridge (controls for those out of view to left). This panel actually
controls three interlockings, "HICK", CP 502, and CP 100 (the last one
formerly Indiana Harbor interlocking on the former Chicago Indiana and
Southern, now Indiana Harbor Belt) - Geneva May Short.
control button panel at NS "HICK" tower, 2011. This is a close-up
photograph of the "HICK" (how it got that name I'll never know)
interlocking station control station. The operator there, who has since
been replaced by "modern" technology, controlled three interlockings:
"HICK" (503), 502, and 100. Additionally, the operator was a bridge
tender controlling (when I visited there) two drawbridges over the
Indiana Harbor Ship Canal. From what I remember, the buttons worked like
this: First, the operator would select the interlocking he wanted to
work: 503, 100, or 502. The odd-number buttons were to select a switch;
once selected, the "NOR" or "REV" buttons would select Normal or Reverse
on the switch position. The even-numbered buttons (green ones) would
select a signal to clear. The START button sent the chosen "command" to
the interlocking, causing the lights on the "panel board" to flash on
the appropriate devices until they were properly set-up, then the lights
would burn steady to indicate the switch or signal was in the desired
status. Additional buttons below, some of which are missing, were for
"location cancel" (reset the panel), SM ON and OFF (snow melter), and MC
ON and OFF (maintainer call). I don't remember what the ACK button was
for - Geneva May Short.
(former NYC) Double track drawbridge over the Indiana Harbor Ship
Canal, East Chicago, Indiana; view looking west from HC "HICK" Tower,
2011 - Geneva May Short.
This bunch came via Dale from Alabama Martin. Anyone with any comments about these towers..send it in.
California.............................*San Bruno SP Florida....................................TN Tampa SCL Illinois..................................*St. Anne 1 2 NYC x C&EI Michigan.................................Tesch Pennsylvania..........................*Sharon Erie
Tesch : Soo Line’s Twin Cities / Sault Ste. Marie line with a CNW branch out of Escanaba......Shel Lustig
Sharon : P&LE’s Ferrona Branch crossed the Erie.....Shel Lustig
St. Anne : NYC's hot Cincinnati to Kankakee via Indianapolis Line crossed the C&EI.......Wolfgang Gerhard
following four are from Joe Stefanelli's collection. They are pictures
taken of the Pennsylvania railroad BY a PRR commissioned photographer.
In three of them the tower is very distant and in the case of "R" just a
sliver of the tower in the extreme right side is visible. But they
have historic value. The pics came via Carl J Barneyback.
Illinois................................21 st ST. Chicago
Westbound, at Alton Junction, or 21st St. interlocking, Chicago, IL.
The brick tower housed the operator. The tiny frame shanty at the base
of the lift bridge was South Branch block office, the Division Post, the
limit of the PRR dispatcher's authority on this line. Movement
Westbound from here to Chicago Union Station was under the rules and
authority of that company, over the South joint Tracks, a distance of
about a mile and a half. The bridge over the South Branch of the Chicago
River, was owned and operated by the PRR, which also maintained the
South Joint Tracks Westbound to 12th St., where CUS Co. took over. The
PRR 12th St. coach yard, and Polk St. freight house lay beyond the
bridge, adjacent to and East (R) of the main line. PRR Chicago Division,
(PFW&C) main line looking westbound, at bridge 465.85 over Archer
Ave., in Chicago, IL.. The small shanty ahead as its sign attests, is
22nd St. or "AJ" block office, which handled three switches, movement
over which was governed by hand signals. The "W" sign hung out on the
side of the shanty told the crew of the next incoming passenger train
that they will be unloading from the West side of the train. The switch
on the left is to #4 track. PRR Chicago Div. ca 1954
(PFW&C) main line looking Westbound, in Englewood interlocking,
Chicago, IL. A 100 lever frame Saxby & Farmer mechanical machine
controlled the crossing of the PRR by the Rock Island main line. There
also was a connection for interchange between the PRR and the CRI&P
RR. The tower was owned by the PRR, operated by the Rock Island. Note
the inner home signals for passenger train stops. The bridges beyond the
diamonds are 460.74, over 63rd St. The railing around the upper windows
on PRR towers was to support a person who was washing them. PRR
Chicago Division 1954. PRR company photo, J. Stefanelli collection.
adjacent to 22nd st."AJ" block office (R) Chicago, IL. At milepost 466
(from Pittsburgh), we are looking Westbound at the home signal for Alton
Jct., or 21st St. interlocking. This plant was owned and operated by
the Chicago and Western Indiana RR whose rails, after crossing those of
the PRR curved and closely paralleled them Eastbound up to 47th St. The
interlocking controlled the crossing of the PRR by the IC RR, C&WI
RR, and the AT&SF Ry. Connection with all the stations for the
exchange of passenger traffic with the PRR was made here. The AT&SF
Ry. passenger yard is on the right. The overpass is 466.01, over 22nd
St. PPR Chicago Div. ca 1954
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.
track charts and a new tower today. SS 227 was sent by Dale Martin, the
other diagrams are courtesy of C J Barneyback. The two pics of Day were
taken by Chip Syme.
Connecticut.........................SS#227 Putnum New Haven Pennsylvania......................*Day 1 2 diagram Enola PRR
Day tower controlled in an out of the East End of Enola Yard The Enola branch started here as well........Chip Syme
As with any picture(s) I post any comments or corrections are welcome, even if there is already posted comments.
information has come to light about Corning and Grosvenor towers; both
in Ohio. For your convenience I'll re post the pictures here in addition
to the information.
OH, was a terminal on the T&OC, that's Corning Target, I think it
was called. The Z&W (Zanesville and Western) is curving in from
the left to the right and the T&OC main is straight. This was
located at the north end of Corning Yard. Corning was the home of a
roundhouse, shops, etc., at one time a joint operation between the
T&OC and the K&M (Kanawha and Michigan)..........Dave White
Zanesville and Western was previously the Columbus, Shawnee, and
Hocking, built from the Ohio coalfields through Columbus and up to
Sandusky, Ohio. The NS Sandusky District is the north end of this route
and only portions of the line east of Columbus still exist, primarily
between Columbus and Thurston, OH. It was split up in something like
1900, I'd have to look.......Dave White
Tower is the crossing of the B&O across southern Ohio and the
K&M, later the NYC, of course. It was just to the west of Athens,
Ohio, the college town, home of Ohio University, actually my alma
mater. I was in that tower one time during third trick. If I would
have had to pick which railroad would be there today, I would have never
thought the B&O would be gone while the NYC remains as a short
line, the Kanawha River, a WATCO property.......Dave White
set came via Carl Barneyback. With the exception of two, all were taken
by Geneva May Short. As you may remember she was the one who did the
photography and commentary on Hick tower for my April 2 update. Here is
more examples of her work. Towers Perry and Virginia were the only two
of this group that were not photographed by her. Those two were shot by
Indiana...........................Haley(HY) 1 2 3 Terre Haute C&EI Maryland........................Perry Perryville PRR Ohio...............................Ironville Toledo NKP? Pennsylvania..................Day Enola PRR
: Ironville Tower controls the interlocked crossing of the Toledo
Terminal Railroad and the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad on the east
side of the City of Toledo. It is at the west entrance to W&LE's
Homestead Yard. Ironville was assigned "VI" as its telegraph designation.......Geoff Hubbs
Five towers, two of them new, from the late Henry Wilhelm. They came via John Garofalo, an ex New Haven operator.
John Garofalo, Geoff Hubbs, Rob Mandeville, or really ANYONE that can
help. Are the two listings I have for Lowell MA.....Are they the same
tower? Maybe the black and white is an earlier version of the color
shot. Lowell : b&w color
finitum non capax infinitum
plant was where the Chicago Terre Haute & South Eastern (Milwaukee)
line south from Faithorn (southern outer limits of Chicago area) to
Terre Haute and on toward Louisville crossed the C&EI Judyville
branch which ran from Rossville, ILL to Judyville, Ind.....C J
Ohio.................................Bricker 1 2 PRR
was built in 1946. It controlled a set of crossovers and a siding known
as Black Run. It also had a small CTC panel. The building was much
larger than what it needed to be because Pennsy planned on expanding CTC
control from the tower. Due to one reason or another it never
Morgul the friendly Drelb
Easter, what is left of it. People are being fined and threatened with
jail for going to church yet they are releasing sex offenders and other
untermensch because this might help with the virus crisis .....Only in
more of the PRR photos. AS I said March 15, most tower shots are very
far away but they have great historic value and they show how the tracks
figured in the layout of the interlocking.
Illinois................................12th ST. 1 2 3 Chicago
This might only be a block station but...........
1 : Standing between the mains, looking westbound, at Rockwell Street
(12th St) non-interlocked crossing, Chicago, Ill. The track in the
foreground is the B&OCT RR Forest Park branch (later Altenheim
Subdivision). On the far left is a C&NW Ry spur, while just ahead
three C&NW tracks cross PRR heading East (R) to the Wood St. yard.
Hand signals to proceed here were "color coded": white for B&O,
yellow for PRR, green for C&NW. Note the array of flags at the
switchtender's shanty door on the left. The shanty on the distant left,
just beyond the viaduct, is the (C&NW) Taylor St. switchtender. J.
C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, ca. 1953, PRR photo, J. Stefanelli
2 : Looking westbound, on the westbound main, at Rockwell St. (12th
St.) non-interlocked crossing, Chicago, Ill. To the right is the
B&OCT RR wye track with its distinctive "stop sign" board. To the
right of that is the C&NW RY stop board (left-hand running). PRR
crews operated the switches on this side of the crossing, for movement
over the PRR only. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR photo, PRR Chicago Division, ca
1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
3 : Standing beside the Eastbound main (L), looking eastbound, at the
eastbound stop-boards for Rockwell St. (12th St.) non-interlocked
crossing, Chicago, Ill. On the right is one of the C&NW tracks to
Wood Street Yard. The C&NW utilized a few movable point frogs on
this side of the crossing. The bridge is 310.09 over Taylor Street - J.
C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli
have a close up of 26th ST. in the main body of the site and I posted
the same shot on March 15( If your not too lazy to scroll up and
1 : Looking westbound, on the eastbound main, near 26th St., Chicago,
Ill. The switch leads to the Illinois Northern Ry. yard and the "wall
track" ahead. The interlocking tower controlled the crossing of the
PRR, B&OCT RR, and the CR&I RR by the IN RY. The train on the
right is on the CR&I RR. PRR Chicago Division, ca 1953, PRR photo,
J. Stefanelli collection.
2 : Standing between the mains, looking westbound about 27th Street,
Chicago, Ill. The switch in the foreground is into the storage track,
and the running track ties in just ahead. On the left is the 26th
Street yard of the Illinois Northern Ry., and on the right, its
enginehouse and shops. The IN Ry. served the adjacent International
Harvester plant. The area was known as Mud Lake, as the South Branch of
the Chicago River once flowed across here. PRR Chicago Division, ca
1953, PRR photo, J. Stefanelli collection.
1914, as long as the German people thought they were fighting for
ideals, they stood firm; but as soon as they were told to fight for
their daily bread, they preferred to give up the game.
Three more of the PRR shots.
Illinois............................36th Street Chicago
This too might be a block station.
between the mains, looking westbound, at the 36th Street block office,
Chicago, Ill. The block office is the small wooden shanty, the cinder
block building to the left being the section house. Probably the
slowest job on the division, but it required an operator because train
orders had to be copied with the B&OCT. He controlled movements
between the GM&O RR and the B&OCT RR on the north wye, just
ahead in the photo. The crossing was not-interlocked, trains required
to stop, then proceed on signal indication. Note the outdoor levers
controlling the lone semaphore. Operator J. Tomisek remembers: "One of
the first jobs I worked. I can still recall the good aroma of the nearby
Campbell Soup Co. on cold winter nights." - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago
Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
one : Looking westbound, at the eastbound outer home signal bridge for
the AT&SF RY and the IC RR at Ash Street interlocking, Chicago, Ill.
The track at the left is the South wye from the PRR, joining the
AT&SF eastbound main just ahead. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago
Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
two : Standing between the running track, left, and the mains, right,
at the Ash Street interlocking westbound home signals, Chicago, Ill.
Located at about 31st Street where the PRR, B&OCT RR and the
CR&I RR were crossed by the AT&SF RY and also the IC RR, who
operated and maintained the interlocking. The switch on the left led
into the Campbell Soup Co. and other industries. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR
Chicago Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
There not making the skies as blue this year......wish you were here.
These are ALL C&WI (NOT to be confused with the C&IW!)
Chicago & Western Indiana was the Erie and C&O's entrance to
Chicago and also provided access to Dearborn Station for Santa Fe,
C&EI, Grand Trunk Western and N&W. It was mostly torn up by
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad (reporting mark CWI) was the owner
of Dearborn Station in Chicago and the trackage leading to it. It was
owned equally by five of the railroads using it to reach the terminal,
and kept those companies from needing their own lines into the city.
With the closure of Dearborn Station in 1971 and the Calumet steel mills
in 1985, the railroad was gradually downgraded until 1994 when it
became a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Corporation......... Wikipedia
ALL the following via Geoff Hubbs.
Illinois...........................15th St. 1 2
Five more PRR photos. All Chicago
Illinois..............................49th Street 1 2
one : Standing on the eastbound main, looking westbound, at 49th Street
interlocking, Chicago, Ill. Here the B&OCT RR crossed the PRR,
then continued adjacent to it westbound. The white building in the
distance is the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. The "caboose hop" is on
the joint switching track. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR
photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
two : Standing between the mains, looking westbound, at 49th Street
interlocking, Chicago, Ill. This junction was operated and maintained
by the B&OCT RR. The switch to the right is the joint switching
track (B&OCT RR, CR&I RR) maintained by the PRR. - J. C.
Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli
eastbound, at Dolton interlocking's eastbound home signal, about 140th
Street, in Dolton, Ill. One of the larger "armstrong" interlockings in
the area, it controlled the crossing of the PRR by both the Indiana
Harbor Belt RR and another set of mains, which constituted the south end
of the Chicago and Western Indiana RR and the north end of the Chicago
and Eastern Illinois RR. It also controlled the crossing of those mains
by the Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal RR and the IHB RR. This
plant was owned and operated by the PRR. The train appears to be
westbound on the IHB RR. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR
photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
at the eastbound home signals for the Riverdale interlocking, about
131st Street in Riverdale, Ill. This plant was owned and operated by
the Illinois Central, whose tracks are on the overhead. The tower
controlled the crossing of the PRR by the Blue Island (later BARR)
Subdivision of the B&OCT RR. The entrance of the B&O's
underpass can be seen on the extreme right. There was also a connection
from the IC down to the B&O, interlocked, with a hand thrown
crossover from the B&O to the PRR. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago
Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
eastbound, at West Pullman interlocking's home signal, about 120th
Street, Chicago, Ill. The switch is a crossover into the siding, which
continued westbound to about 115th Street. The Chicago West Pullman and
Southern RR connected here, to the siding, and the interchange averaged
around 15,000 cars annually. The interlocking, owned and operated by
the PRR, controlled the crossing of it by the Illinois Central RR
electrified Blue Island suburban branch. Joe Stefanelli's trackmen have
their motor car on the siding. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division,
PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
Kind-a like sugar, kind-a like spices, kind-a like, like what you do.
Two from Noah Caplin, a new contributor. More of his stuff coming.
West Virginia........................Z West Keyser Maryland..............................Viaduct(ND) Cumberland
well well me droogies. I have a big RU Ohio update today and tomorrow
another fairly large one. Sit in your easy chair with a glass of knifey
moloko laced with vellocet, synthemesc and drencrom and enjoy the site.
It is real horror show.
Eight black and whites from the master himself.
Ohio.........................RU Sterling 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
spell check is not working for some reason. Please write to me about
any spelling errors, if YOU can spell....I sure as H can't.
Connecticut......................SS# F-279 Middletown Ohio...................................RU Sterling Pennsylvania.....................XC Erie The town not the railroad
ALL are PRR.
Pennsylvania.....................CM Pittsburgh Ohio..................................Delphos 1 2
Denn er nimmt sich ja nicht der Engel an, sondern des Samens Abrahams nimmt er sich an.
Illinois.................................Champaign photo diagram
chart is the proposed layout of the plant at Champaign, dated 1906. I
do not think it varied too much from the way it was acutally built.
Champaign was very similar to Homewood Illinois as far as the
architecture is concerned. These towers along with others of similar
design were some of the most handsome towers ever built. Champaign and
Homewood, was an Illinois Central facility.
Florida.................................Jacksonville Terminal :
Kentucky..............................Patio Winchester New York.............................U Grand Central Terminal Ohio......................................BS Bellefontaine
have a rare treat for you, I hope. I have two shots of Greensburg
tower in Indiana. Picture one is how most of us remember the tower. That
pic alone is rare enough as the tower did not last past the 1950's?
I'll have to consult my Indiana tower guru Wally Mattes. Picture two
shows the tower prior to 1912. This shows the tower with a mechanical
"bed" There was a fire in the coaling station in 1911 and it set the
tower on fire too.The second version used a GRS relay electrical plant.
Again, I'll have to confer with Wally Mattes but I believe that the
first version of the tower used the telegraph symbol "GB" while the
later one used "GN" These pics came via Mike Hayes. Thanks Mike for
finding these rare gems. I have provided a map from a 1946 rail atlas
which will give you the lay of the land. It was a pure New York
Central(prior Big Four) facility.
Indiana............................Vance(MU) Muncie NYC
NYC's Cleveland to Indianapolis Line crossed the NKP and PRR's Matthews Br. In later years it controlled Walnut Street.
It had an IS&F machine with a P-8 add on. 44 levers, 20? used.
Barnyback apologizes for the poor quality of these pics. I included the
diagram because this is the stretch of track between FS and Henderson.
These were L&N towers.
Wisconsin...........................Saunders Dewey CNW
Illinois................................Auburn Massachusetts....................Tower C East Somerville B&M Pennsylvania.....................Palmyra RDG Virginia..............................AY Richmond Illinois................................I
know this is not in alphabetical order but because of the amount of
text I put it last. It is a picture from the Taylor Signal Company
catalog. This is the machine they used in Chicago at Rock Island's 16th Street
tower in 1902. For your added interest I added a brief over view of the
Taylor company and some of the towers that used Taylor interlocking
machines as the company changed names. This is not an exhaustive list.
Taylor, of Piketon, Oh. had patented several devices for railway
dispatching. He approached officials of the B&O Southwestern in
1889. The meeting ended with a promise by Taylor to design an electric
interlocking system. He produced a prototype system and demonstrated it
in Chicago in 1889. Deemed too lightweight for railroad use, his patron
urged him to visit a mechanical plant in Indianapolis in 1890. Mr.
Taylor returned to Clillichothe Ohio and built a new machine in the
B&OSW shops. By 1891 it was installed at east Norwood, Ohio. The
nucleus for the General Railway Signaling Company had been formed. GRS
was a merger between Taylor-Sergent, Hall and Pneumatic Signal Companies
and was headquartered in Buffalo, NY., later moved to Rochester..Wally
Signal Co., a British firm purchased the GRS Co. in 2004 and continues
to operate as far as I know. The early GRS machines were manufactured to
the Taylor plan and it wasn't until about 1910 that the machine was
Taylor Switch & Signal Co. [1889 - 1896]
East Norwood, OH 1889
Englewood, IL 1896
Taylor - Sargent Signal Co. [1896 - 1900]
Boyd [ New Albany ], IN 1898
Nortonville, KY 1899
Taylor Signal Co. [1900 - 1904]
Eau Clare, WI 1901
LaSalle Street Terminal, Chicago , IL
16th & Clark St , Chicago , IL
Limedale, IN 1902
South Englewood, IL
General Railway Signal Co. [1904 - 2004]
East Norwood, OH 1904
WHEW !!!!!!!!!!......That should hold you guys till the middle of August.
Picture one Standing between the mains, at the GM&O diamonds, looking westbound, at Brighton Park non-interlocked crossing, about 37th Street in Chicago, Ill. Ahead is the tiny shanty which housed the PRR 36th Street block operator. - J. C.
Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
Picture two Looking westbound, beside the westbound main, at Brighton Park non-interlocked crossing, Chicago, Ill. The cross-track nearest us is the south wye between the B&OCT RR and the GM&O RR. The tracks curving in from the right are connections from the B&OCT. The industry in the distant left is the A. Dickinson Co.; on the right, the Campbell Soup Co. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection. Picture 3 Looking westbound, at Brighton Park crossing, Chicago, Ill. This junction was non-interlocked, and operated by a PRR switchtender. All trains were required to stop, then proceed on signal indication. The signal nearest us controlled movements on and across the south wye between the B&OCT RR and the GM&O RR. The next signal controlled both the PRR and the B&OCT RR crossing the GM&O RR. The mains, on our left, were secondaries of assigned direction, also controlled by this Brighton Park switchtender, between 49th Street and Western Avenue interlockings. - J. C. Tomisek, PRR Chicago Division, PRR photo, ca 1953, J. Stefanelli collection.
.......shes given' me the excitations
Eight towers, four new ones....from Geoff Hubbs
New York.........................*BX Bloomingburg NYO&W Texas.................................*Tower 75 Amarillo ATSF? West Virginia.......................WR Wheeling B&O
Tower 75 was an electric plant. Closed in 1986 razed in 1990.
Railroads that crossed......CRI&G(Chicago Rock Island and Gulf
FW&DC(Ft. Worth and Denver City)
P&SF(Panhandle and Santa Fe) (ATSF)
info from this great site. http://txrrhistory.com/towers/index.htm
I'd link it but I'm too stupid to do it......I HATE COMPUTERS !!
Everybody's building ships and boats. Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes. Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy.