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'Railroad Infrastructure' Photo - 'AY_Coal_Tower_08-06-05.jpg'
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Re: Surviving Coaling Towers     -   Response #21   -   Go to Post in Thread
Posted by Henry in Railroad Infrastructure on 02/19/07 at 12:12:13
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Don't forget to mention that it is also adjacent to the ex-B&O Chicago main at AY. In the mornings, CSX B&O mainline traffic literally passes through the shadow of the old coal tower!
By your sig lines, it looks like you are near the former site of BD Tower, now just BD. Every summer I make the trek to visit a friend who lives near BG 123. His property is right on the B&O main and several of us will spend the weekend out there by the tracks soaking up the New Castle sub traffic. A couple of years ago I got him to give me the "Akron, Barberton and Warwick tour" so I could see all the locations to the south (TT west) that I'd hear on the radios all the time. Of course one of the stops was AY and I had to shoot the coal tower and yard office.
I'm also a member of three EL historical societies and the ACYHS so even though I live in Buffalo, I'm quite interested in the Akron area railroads.
Note the Chessie caboose next to the coal tower.
Full disclosure: I photoshopped out some intrusive power lines!