Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tower A-5: Metra/Milw vs. Aban/Milw/C&P

Lance Wales posted
Tower A5 was still open in August of 2012 as a MD North train wizzes by during a Sunday afternoon.

Birds Eye View
It is interesting that this tower is still left because the Blomington Line to the east, and thus the diamond, has been abandoned long enough to turn it into the 606 Trail. And why do they still have the turnouts to the East?

The east/west line was originally the Chicago and Pacific. It was acquired by Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul in 1870s according to a comment by Bob Lalich that I have seen in another Facebook posting. That comment also indicated that C&P had the Chicago & Evanston route.
David Schultz commented on his posting
This is Tower A5 CTC panel.

David Schultz commented on his posting

Video of Soo 1003 at A5.

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