N&W CW Tower at Columbus
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Sun Feb 28 12:25:40 EST 2016
There was an earlier design, but the only picture I am immediately aware of is on page 161 of "The Pennsylvania Railroad In Columbus, Ohio" by Rick Tipton (which is also a great book on the history, interactions, and operations of all of the railroads in Columbus). It is described on page 155 of that book as "The 1927 'CW' was housed in a two-story, frame tower, with tapered, shingled walls, an antique design unique to the N&W."
It appears to be a slightly enlarged variant of the design used at Graham:
---- NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> There is an interesting website dedicated to the towers of the Columbus, Ohio, area, and three photographs of N&W's CW Tower are shown.
> The early 1950-ish, modern-style CW Tower depicted in the photographs very much resembles the modern-style tower at Randolph Street in Roanoke. They likely sprang from some common inspiration.
> So I ask, was there an earlier iteration of an interlocking tower at CW, and are there any extant photographs of it?
> Indeed, the whole subject of the history of N&W towers protecting junctions with other railroads just cries out for a good, in depth article. Mr. Bundy... you are volunteered. Light work for some idle weekend in your schedule.
> -- abram burnett
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