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OCTOBER  2

Delaware...................*Davis 1 2   Newark    PRR
Once controlled a four track crossover and connections to a former Chrysler plant,Delmarva Secondary and the former Newark & Pomeroy Branch. The machine was a 23 lever, model 14 USS electro-pneumatic. 16 working levers.

New Jersey.................*Midway 1 2  Monmouth Jct.   PRR
Midway was "midway" between 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and Penn Station in New York City. Built in 1944 it used a 35 lever USS electro-pneumatic machine.20 levers were active. It controlled crossovers and the Jamesburg Branch junctioned (that is not a real word) at this point.

These pictures were lifted(with permission) off of Ben Kranefeld's rrpicturearchives site. More to follow. Thanks Ben for allowing me to post them.

OCTOBER  11

Pennsylvania.................*Baldwin  Eddystone 1 2        PRR
Built around 1905. Besides crossovers the tower provided access to the Baldwin locomotive shops.

                                       *Lamokin  1 2  Chester         PRR
Built around 1925 it controlled crossovers and junctions with the Chester Creek and Lamokin Street Branches. It had a USS model 14 interlocking machine. After hurricane Agnes severely damaged the Chester Branch, Lamokin was closed in 1972.

Both pictures by Ben Kranefeld.

OCTOBER  30

Canada........................*HRS Crossing  Hamilton Ontario
HRS....Hamilton Street Railway Canadian National
                                    *Stamford Stamford Ontario CNER
Canadian National Electric Railway
                                    *THB 1 2 Crossing Hamilton Ontario
Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo

New York......................*SS#18     Palmyra     NYC
                                      *SS#40 A  Batavia      NYC

These are from the camera of Henry Wilhelm via John Garafalo. HRS Crossing and THB(To Hell and Back) may not be the names of these towers. These are the names Mr. Wilhelm had on the negatives. Maybe someone with knowledge about Canadian Railroads will provide some insight,eh.

OCTOBER  30

Indiana......................Springhill  Terre Haute  Milwaukee
CE&I x NYC x MIL 
Kentucky...................Clagg  Louisville  PRR
Ohio...........................NA  Cincinnati     B&O
Pennsylvania..............AR                        PRR

November 2017 marks six years this site has been in operation. Not to sound like broken record but, I can only say what I have been saying since the sites inception: There would be no site without all the people that have helped me, be it photos, comments, corrections and advice....which I frequently ignore.
Just kidding.....well, maybe. I would like to list all that have helped but the list would be too long to type.

As of today there are 1592 separate tower listings.

Again......a heartfelt "thanks" to everyone that has helped in one form or another. I'm hoping the site will continue to grow.

NOVEMBER 1

Illinois............................*Beverly Jct.  1 2
This is where PRR's Cincinnati to Chicago line crossed the Rock Island and the Belt Railway of Chicago(BOCT). It was a Pennsy facility. It stood only one tenth of a mile from Rock Island's 91st Street tower( where the PRR crossed the RI). Look at the photo of 91ST and you can see Beverly in the background.

Indiana............................Ames  Crawfordsville    NYC(P&E)
NYC's Peoria and Eastern crossed the Monon and Pennsy's Terre Haute to Frankfort line. It was a two story structure until it was destroyed in a wreck.
                                       Glen  Richmond  PRR
Stood at the east end of Richmond Yard. Named after Glen Miller, not the band leader but some other Glen Miller that was some sort of mucky muck on the Pennsylvania. This is an inside shot; can anyone identify the operator?
                                      *Greensburg   NYC
A very rare shot of a tower I have been looking years for. The tower was on NYC's Cincy to Indianapolis line. There was a branch that broke off here as well but I'm not sure where it went.
                                        Ridgeville   PRR
                                        Wanatah   PRR x Monon  PRR

OHIO..............................Bradford  PRR
Nice color shot of Bradford. I already have a few shots of this tower but I wanted to post this one for Mike Silvers; a good friend and fellow railroader. Bradford holds a special place in Mike's heart. Mike not only worked here as an operator but he is one of the advocates for the preservation of the tower.
                                       Colsan  PRR
Also known as "Bucyrus" and under it's call letters "UR" PRR's Ft. Wayne Line and PRR's Columbus to Sandusky line both crossed the NYC(TOC) at this point.  Nice model board shot by Dave Oroszi.
                                       Hiles (F)  1 2   NYC x ACY  NYC
                                       Stack  PRR x ACY  PRR

NOVEMBER 10

Indiana.........................*VN  Vincennes   B&O  x  B&O

DECEMBER  15

I was plagued by computer problems AGAIN. Perhaps if I did not look at "those" kind of sites, my computer would not get a virus !!!!!!

CANADA

ONTARIO...............Canpa  Toronto    CN
                               *CNR Crossing  Hamilton   TH&B
                                 Scott Street   Toronto TT(Toronto Terminal)
                              *Tramway Crossing 1 2  Toronto   CN
I'm not certain if Tramway is the official name but that was how the negative was labeled..
 
I have a picture or two and a couple of track charts to post. I will try to get to them before the holidays.

Despite my sometimes erratic behavior and my extreme eccentricities, please continue to look at the site and sending tower pics my way. Looking forward to "working" with you in 2018. 


DECEMBER  29

Indiana...........................Porter  NYC(MC) x NYC x C&O(PM)
This is from around 1910. Very rare shot. Porter used a National Style A machine with 52 levers.

Massachusetts.................two track diagrams showing track arrangement at SS#U-433 at Braintree.(Another NEW HAVEN) tower !!! One shows 1952, two shows 1953.  1 2

I wanted to post this stuff on Christmas Day, probably no one would have looked at it anyway, but my computer was messed up again. It SEEMS to be OK now so I'll dash the pics and text off while I have this lull in the action. I have some great inside shots of a few towers to post. IF my computer stays "right" and I can figure on how to convert TIFFS to JPG, I will be posting them soon.




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