Conrail Towers - Page 5

Former CNJ Tower at Hoboken, stands behind EL U34CH 3371 as she readies for departure.
With the Hoboken tower behind, former EL U34CH 3366 (CR 4166) readies to pull out of Hoboken terminal in August, 1977. The busy CR-operations at Hoboken have all EL in sight, with Comet I cars stretching into the distance awaiting assignments out of the terminal.
View looking west on Conrail's Porter Branch (former Michigan Central)at the crossing with EJ&E at Ivanhoe Tower in June 1992. The train at the far right is on the IHB main to Gibson. Also take note of the NYC era tower sign as well.  Doug Davidson photo with permission
Jacks tower in Jacks Narrows on the old Pennsy Middle Div. near Mt. Union, PA.
Still painted entirely PC green, LEMO Interlocking Tower controlled traffic coming across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg Station, the Ex-Cumberland Valley Line to Hagerstown, and the Port Road/Northern Central Branch. In 1988 the tower was removed from the site by the Lancaster Chapter of the NRHS and re-located to the Strasburg Railroad where it has been restored to its former Pennsy appearance.
Lima 'NS' Tower, 1987. Last open tower West of Pittsburgh on the PRR Fort Wayne Line, open until 1995. Armstrong Machine, last in Ohio, was active until its closure. Junction of Fort Wayne line with CSX (B&O) Toledo Subdivision and NS (NKP) Lima District. Photo collection of Eric Kretz.
With the Easton tower and signal bridge in the background, the former LV freight station's Delaware riverside doors are seen in December, 1988.
Mifflin Interlocking Tower. Seen here getting a new coat of paint courtesy of the CR B&B department.
Mifflin Interlocking Tower. Seen here getting a new coat of paint courtesy of the CR B&B department.
CR 'MO' Tower in Cresson, PA on March 11th, 1995 as viewd from a passing train. Terry Nardell photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
MO Tower at Cresson, PA on September 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Probably the saddest thing I watched while living in Cresson was the demolition of MO tower on Dec 7th, 1998. Several good efforts were put forth to save it, but it was just too far gone to move. Very few people were there other than the demo team to record this event, but a local innkeeper spotted the old blocking device board and managed to have the crew pick it out and save it. I believe the train board went to the Railroaders Museum in Altoona earlier. Very few PRR towers remained around Conrail by this date, so it was indeed sad to lose historic MO.
MO tower in Cresson is almost gone as Conrail 6123 passes the pile on Dec 7th, 1998, a sad end to a classic PRR tower.
With a CR mixed freight on track 2, Amtrak E-60 963 roars by on track 1 by Morris Tower at Morrisville on a bright March day in 1977.
CR ex-RDG GP35 3635 leads RDG GP35 3628 and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight past Morris Tower at Morrisville in April, 1977.
Amtrak silver and red GG-1 roars by former PRR Morris Tower on track 1 at Morrisville in April, 1977.
In August, 2014, the former PRR Morris Tower at Morrisville, PA remains virtually unchanged from 1977-1979 when CR freight rolled regularly through Morrisville on the NEC.
In August, 2014, the former PRR Morris Tower at Morrisville, PA remains virtually unchanged from 1977-1979 when CR freight rolled regularly through Morrisville on the NEC.
This is Nero Tower on Conrail's Chicago Line (former NYC; LS&MS). Pine Junction on the B&O is behind the tower, while the EJ&E Gary - Griffith mains cross overhead on the bridge. Photo taken in November 1979, Doug Davidson photo with permission
NS 6798 by ALTO Tower on 6/22/2007
NS tower at Lima, OH that guarded the diamond of the ex B&O Toledo Sub with the ex PRR Ft. Wayne line on January 2, 1990. This tower no longer exists. Photographer unknown, Chris Howe collection
Former CSX 3197, Conrail 2036, and MGA 2306, is now Ohio Central 4093. Seen here passing Warwick tower, also a Conrail survivor.
View looking west from the rear platform of an eastbound Conrail OCS Train at AO Tower along the bank of the Little Conemaugh River. Doug Davidson photo with permission
AR Tower at Gallitzin, PA as seen from the OCS train. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail C Tower at Johnstown, PA, on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail's MG Tower as seen from the rear platform of an OCS Train. Doug Davidson photo with permission
MO Tower as seen from a passing Conrail OCS Train on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Conrail's SO Tower at South Fork, PA on October 1, 1994, as viewed from the rear platform of an eastbound OCS Train. Doug Davidson photo with permission
Pence tower in Momence, IL that guarded the diamond of the ex NYC Kankakee Secondary with the ex C&EI UP Villa Grove Sub on July 6, 1991. This tower was torn down in 1997. Photographer unknown, Chris Howe collection
A 1986 view of Port tower in Newport, PA, looking east.
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