Conrail Towers - Page 4

Morris Tower Morrisville, PA 8-25-14

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.

NERO tower Gary, IN 11-1979

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 tower Lima, OH 1-2-1990

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

OHCR 4093 (CR 2036) B23-7R Warwick 10-09

Former CSX 3197, Conrail 2036, and MGA 2306, is now Ohio Central 4093. Seen here passing Warwick tower, also a Conrail survivor.

passing AO Tower

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

passing AR Tower

AR Tower at Gallitzin, PA as seen from the OCS train. Doug Davidson photo with permission

passing C Tower

Conrail C Tower at Johnstown, PA, on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

passing MG Tower

Conrail's MG Tower as seen from the rear platform of an OCS Train. Doug Davidson photo with permission

passing MO tower

MO Tower as seen from a passing Conrail OCS Train on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

passing SO Tower

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 Momence, IL 7-6-1991

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

Port Tower - westward view Newport, PA 1986

A view of Port tower in Newport, PA. Looking west in 1986.

Quaker "QD" Tower Cleveland, OH 10-4-1994

Conrail's Quaker "QD" Tower on the east side of Cleveland on October 4, 1994. This tower was QD on the NYC. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Riverdale Tower Riverdale, IL 11-1979

Riverdale Tower in November 1979 protects the former PRR Panhandle Line (PCC&StL) crossing with the B&OCT's Barr Subdivision in Riverdale, IL. Doug Davidson photo with permission

SO Tower South Fork, PA 10-18-2008

October 18, 2008 just weeks before this amazing tower is set ablaze and quickly torn down, Robert Puchan was hiking the mountainside when he took this shot.

SR Tower Oakland, PA 5/5/1993

"SR" tower on the former ERIE Southern Tier line in Oakland, PA. on a wet May 5, 1993.

Sugar Street Tower, Lima, Ohio 1979

Westbound Trailvan "on the circuit" of the interlocking at the DT&I crossing, Lima, Ohio. Back when the Fort Wayne was big-time railroading, running trains by current-of-traffic, rule 251, interlocking and block station control. photograph collection of Eric Kretz.

Town Tower Hagerstown, MD 6-1996

Running long hood forward, Conrail GP38-2 No. 8092 leads a local freight across the NS at the boarded Town Tower at Hagerstown, MD in June 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

UN (tower?) 3-11-1995

CR's 'UN' (Tower?) more like a shack to me.... but viewed from a passing train on March 11th, 1995. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik

Union City, IN tower 3-19-1997

Union City, IN tower that guarded the diamond of the ex PRR Pan Handle Chicago to Columbus mainline with the ex NYC Big 4 line on March 19, 1997. This tower still exists today and is used by maintainers as a glorified storage shed. Chris Howe photo

Union City, OH 5-27-99

This is an overview shot of the layout of Union City, OH. This is looking west toward the IN/OH state line. The tower in the distance is ex NYC and controlled the diamond with the ex PRR Pan Handle mainline, which is now abandoned. This is now CP198 on the old NYC Big Four mainline. Shot taken May 27, 1999

View Interlocking Tower Duncannon, PA 1-31-1981

View Interlocking tower sat adjacent to the Shermans Creek Bridge.

View Interlocking Tower Duncannon, PA 1-31-1981

View Interlocking tower sat adjacent to the Shermans Creek Bridge.

West Pullman Tower West Pullman, IL 9-1981

View looking west on Conrail's former PRR Panhandle mains at West Pullman Tower, crossing with the ICG Blue Island Branch. September 1981. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Whiting Tower Whiting, IN 6-1982

The former PRR Whiting Interlocking Tower at Whiting has been removed from service and is boarded up in this view looking west on what remained of the Fort Wayne line in June 1982. The line crossing the Ft. Wayne line was the B&OCT Whiting branch, both of which are abandoned today(In fact there are some homes built on both lines' ROW now). Doug Davidson photo with permission

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