A blog devoted to explaining the ins and outs of North American railroad signaling, past, present and future. This blog seeks to preserve through photo documentation the great diversity and technical ingenuity of 20th century signaling and interlocking hardware and technology. Related topics cover interlocking towers and railroad communications infrastructure.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
RIP ALTO: 1915 - 2012
Not sure what else needs to be said. As expected the Railroaders museum will get a chance to preserve it, but is will not be in situ so the elderly wooden tower will need to survive a move across the street. Let's hope it makes it like BOWIE tower instead of MO Tower (in Cresson, PA), which fell apart when the crews began to move it. The new interlocking has been named CP-ALTOONA and combines the function of both CP-SLOPE and ALTO. CP-WORKS, CP-HOMER and CP-ANTIS have all been re-signaled and CP-ROSE has been removed. Where will NS strike next? Who knows.