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From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:55:55 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) "PB" TOWER PORTAGE,N.Y.
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Earlier today I was researching some DL&W info in 1881 newspapers. I came
across this Erie article about speed "radar" they proposed for the Portage
Tower back in 1881! Since Lynn made this posting, I'll add it here. This
clipping is from the October 13, 1881 issue of the Buffalo Morning Express.

Ron Dukarm

> This is the first time I have seen a photo of this tower.
> Was it just for controlling the switches at either end
> of the bridge or was it a block operators station also ???
> July-1945 and it appears the switch has an electric switch motor.
> There also was a stairway at the end of the bridge that descended
> to the PRR tracks below.At one time the PRR had a flag stop there.
> ebay #380152282949
> lynn


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