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SEPTEMBER  9

Michigan.........RK Sturgis  PRR(GR&I) x NYC x NYC    PRR
Nice shot of RK from Mark Hinsdale. I had pictures of RK listed under Sturgis. I removed and moved them to its call letters. As a sidenote......RK got the call letters from Red OaK. The PRR and the NYC called their stations Sturgis and to avoid confusion needed a separate name for the tower.....thus RK. Wally Mattes, the undisputed tower guru for Indiana and for parts of Michigan, relayed this information to me.

SEPTEMBER  10

New York...........*CD      Canastota   NYC
                           *SS#34  Rome         NYC
                           *SS#39  Oneida       NYC
                           *SS#41  Canastota   NYC
                           *SS#44  Kirkville     NYC
Five more "new" towers in this batch by Henry Wilhelm, sent via John Garofalo.
                    
SEPTEMBER  24

New York...................*Magnolia St.   Syracuse      DL&W
                                    *SS#2   1  2      Syracuse     NYC
                                    *SS#6               Jordan         NYC
                                    *SS#15             Lyons          NYC
                                    *SX(Salina)     Syracuse      NYC
Five new towers from Henry Wilhelm, via John Garofalo. I posted these out of order. A few of you sent sent me some stuff prior to these arrivals. Do not lose heart;they will be posted soon.

SEPTEMBER 28

Illinois.....................*Tower 18  Chicago   CRT/CTA
This is a pure Transit and Electric tower. I have a separate listing on the site for these towers. Picture came via William Shapotkin.

Indiana......................HY  Hammond  Erie x C&O    Erie
                                  WR  Huntington Erie x Wabash  Erie
Two nice shots of Erie towers. The aerial shot of WR shows how things looked "in the day". Sad to compare this shot with what it looks like in 2017. You would be hard pressed to know there was even a railroad here.

SEPTEMBER 29

Indiana........................Van Jct.   Indianapolis  IURY(Belt)
Rare inside shot of Vandalia Jct. Sat on the west side of Indianapolis and within eye sight of Woods. This was, up to the Conrail merger, a pure IURY(Indianapolis Union Railway) interlocking. It used a USS electro-pneumatic plant. Photo by Dave Vawter. Mr. Vawter was a Belt operator/dispatcher, then worked for Conrail after the consolidation. I have more of Dave's photos to post.

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 "ramrods" 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
 






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