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 Post subject: Best Job in the World
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:49 pm 

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Fifty years ago, Bob Hughes reported for work at Stamford Signal Station #38 and began learning the skills of a tower operator on the New Haven railroad. Today, he still helps out at the SONO Tower Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. Read his story today on The Trackside Photographer.

http://thetracksidephotographer.com/201 ... the-world/

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Edd Fuller


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 Post subject: Re: Best Job in the World
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:02 pm 

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Edd -

Very much appreciate your posting this. The info about there being 3,939 towers in service in the U.S. back in 1946 is a good talking point to tell visitors who come up to see Grasselli Tower when they are at HVRM. Also the fact that 41% of those were mechanical at that time. One other thing that might be of interest is how many towers still exist in regular service. My guess is that it is just a handful, but is there a list? Also, how many towers are preserved as historical artifacts for visitors to inspect?

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Les Beckman (Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum/North Judson, Indiana)


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 Post subject: Re: Best Job in the World
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:55 pm 

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Les,

Thanks for your comment. I don't know the answer to your questions but I will pass this on to Bob Hughes, the author of the article and see what he can add. I will be in touch.

Edd Fuller
Editor, The Trackside Photographer


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