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Interlocking tower

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Alum Creek interlocking on the B&O-PRR Newark Division.  Summit interlocking tower looking west toward Columbus.  Photo by Bob McCord from the Collection of John Fuller.

     Summit sat on the top of a long grade that started at the Scioto River in Columbus.  It was here that trains could be switch from one track to another and where, in the steam days, helper locomotives would be cut off and sent back to Columbus.  The tower had a manual lever plant.  It was a B&O tower staffed with a B&O operator. 

     For additional photos from Summit click here.