towers - Alum Creek
Alum Creek - AC
Network Diagram - B&O
Alum Creek interlocking tower on the B&O-PRR
Columbus-Newark Division. The camera is looking northwest.
Photo by Bob McCord from the Collection of John Fuller
Creek was located 3.2 miles from Columbus Union Station. It was
positioned 1.5 miles west of the East Columbus tower and 2.7 miles east of
the Cleveland Ave tower. Judging from the heavy bundle of cables
entering the building from the rear, (see photo below) Alum Creek
had remote control of multiple switches possibly including the east end of
Yard "A". It had a 1940's CTC board.
It was a B&O tower staffed with a B&O operator. One of the operators was Mary Taggart. She was known for calling the crew's home to let their wives know that their men were coming in on a westbound train.
Alum Creek looking west.
Photo by Bob McCord, John Fuller Collection
Alum Creek looking southeast.
Photo by Galen Gonser taken July 7, 1973