STATE was closed due to high speed rail stimulus funds or that transportation funding deal PA worked out a few years back or some combination of the two. STATE was the last active tower west of THORN and at times had remote control over ROY and RHEEMS, until those two were transferred to the section C dispatcher attached to CTEC. For those of you who are unaware, STATE's opposite, HARRIS, was preserved after its closure in 1990 and now serves as a museum. unfortunately, since STATE is an office embedded inside the Harrisburg Station it is unlikely the same sort of thing would happen, however one never knows.
|Middle floor, left of the bricked up windows.|
|Amtrak: We don't need no extra crossovers.|
|PRR: One more signal is never enough|
In terms of what one might consider "upgrades", the almost entirely slow speed plant traded in some of its dwarfs for high Amtrak colorized PLs supporting Limited speed movements from the main platform, although any capacity gain was wasted by placing the only set of crossovers about a half mile away from the station end of the interlocking! For those of you familiar with the Albany terminal rationalization project, you can tell Amtrak engaged the same set of consultants.
|STATE re-signaling project- 10/2015|
|STATE and ROY machines.|