Wednesday, May 02, 2012

1890's Railroading in 2012

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr.  Text, photos, and captions are his.

Located underneath the I-75 expressway on the south side of Detroit is one of the oldest parts of the CSXT system. In the town of Delray, MI is Delray Tower...a 24 hour manned operation that controls the crossings of the Pere Marquette (now CSXT), the Wabash (now NS), and the New York Central (now CR Shared Assets). CN and CP also access the junction via trackage rights. The location is popular with railfans who mind their manners and respect the property lines of the railroads. The tower, still using ARMSTRONG levers (altho pneumatically controlled) sees up to 100 moves through the plant during the average day.

Enjoy the tour!!!

CP 8801 - 8802 at DelRay, MI

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