B Tower and watchman's elevated shanty in view

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Identifier

NG507043

Title

B Tower and watchman's elevated shanty in view

Subject

Diesel Freight Train

Description

For its size (1960 population 40,274), Elkhart, Indiana, is probably as unadulterated a railroad town as there is in the highly-developed industrial area comprised of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. It is, moreover, a one railroad town, with the Central dominating an economy in which drugs , house trailers, band instruments, and a variety of other manufactured items play a part. From the station platform, we look towards Main Street crossing as the Goshen local pulls into town. "B" tower, a widely used OS point in NYC reporting over the years, is visible beyond the watchman's elevated shanty. The line from Jackson, Michigan, enters on the left of the tower; passenger mains from Toledo curve in at center, and freight leads parallel on the right.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

5x7 glossy photo

Shopping

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Class-Lot

DRSP-4n

Road Number

#5743

Builder

EMD

Location

Elkhart, IN

Notes

See NG507043a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “B Tower and watchman's elevated shanty in view,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed June 15, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/199338.

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