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Roger_Hensley
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circa 1920 Dow Tower
 
« on: Sep 20th, 2016, 6:56am »
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Dow Tower (JR)
The Dow guarded the crossing of the Big 4 and the PRR in North Anderson. It also was responsible for the tracks running both North and South from there. The coaling tower and tracks at Florida Station were under it's control.  
 


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Re: circa 1920 Dow Tower
 
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20th, 2016, 12:44pm »
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Was that near Cross & Indiana?
 
Where was Florida Station?
 
I have been trying to figure out where everything is using a 1970s era USGS map and Google Earth. I need a vintage RR map of the area!


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Re: circa 1920 Dow Tower
 
« Reply #2 on: Sep 21st, 2016, 6:37am »
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Yes, that was at Cross and Indiana Avenue.
 
Ok, from Cross and Indiana, Florida Station was a mile or so to the North. That's where the Pennsy had it's coaling tower and water tank and a couple of sidings.
 
Here is a fairly recent map showing North Anderson. Where the PRR is above the Indian Creek is about where the PRR North Yard was.
 


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Re: circa 1920 Dow Tower
 
« Reply #3 on: Sep 21st, 2016, 12:46pm »
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I found Florida on the USGS map a couple miles north of DOW at Florida Rd and Free Rd. I didn't look far enough up the PRR. The USGS map shows North Yard, but there is no evidence of it left in the Google Earth views going back to 1998. It looks like it has all been reclaimed for farmland. Do you know how long it has been gone? PC or CR? Looks like CR was pretty aggressive in ripping out rails around Anderson.


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Re: circa 1920 Dow Tower
 
« Reply #4 on: Sep 22nd, 2016, 7:02am »
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The last passenger train was run under the PC, but the track when on to CR and then parts and pieces were removed ending the PRR trackage.
 
April 30, 1971 Elwood  
The picture here is of the last Penn Central Passenger Run Northbound through Elwood.
 


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