Used to be X tower  Contributor's Pick!       
The tower actually stood across the EL, in the northwest quadrant of the crossing, a half mile west of the Olean station. CR tore it down early in its existence when they were working furiously to downgrade the former EL lines. It really wasnt needed after the CR startup anyway, since traffic here declined from several dozen trains/day to a handful on both lines. It almost could have been made an automatic interlocking. So a once elegant towers work is now done by a guy a couple hundred miles away, and a metal box. Ah, progress!!
Date: 3/24/1990 Location: Olean, NY   Map Show Olean on a rail map Views: 208 Collection Of:   Tom Beckett
Locomotives: CR 6032(C40-8) CR 6749(SD50)    Author:  Tom Beckett
Used to be X tower
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