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Managing the Line: C&S on the Atglen & Susquehanna
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Author:  mfroio [ Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  Managing the Line: C&S on the Atglen & Susquehanna

The Pennsylvania Railroad was a pioneer in developing one of the largest private telephone networks for the purpose of dispatching trains across its expansive system. One of the early installations of phone dispatching was on the Atgeln and Susquehanna Branch. Read more in my latest post on the blog Photographs & History. http://michaelfroio.com/blog/communicationandsignals

File comment: This 1906 view shows the wood frame tower at Quarryville (Milepost 10.8), the first interlocking tower west of Parkersburg. "Q" had control over the two main tracks and four additional sidings to manage helper movements assisting trains to Mars Hill Summit. Additionally, four water columns were available to top off steam locomotive tenders on their journey east or west. Image collection of William L. Seigford
EDEN-Q Tower c.1906-Bill Seigford copy.jpg
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