The tower, built as near as I can tell around 1900, is similar to PAOLI, BRYN MAWR and CLY with a brick base and a wooden operating floor. The slate roof had completely deteriorated and it was only a matter of time until the tower burned down or collapsed. When it was open the tower controlled a trailing point ladder that allowed access to the Chester Creek branch to and from the north. The machine was an electro-pneumatic type and you can see the remains of the air plant in the above photo.
As I rarely had a reason to be in the area I never got a good set of photos of the tower and although I passed by on Amtrak many times a year, it was always out of sight and out of mind. Just poignant reminder to always get photos of interesting things while you can.
|LAMOKIN in 2002, still showing its PC Green and a bit more roof.|