Owego OG Tower

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Owego OG Tower

Postby nydepot » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:54 pm

Does anyone know of a photo of OG Tower (Erie name) at the Erie/DL&W crossing in Owego? Thanks.

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Re: Owego OG Tower

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:19 am

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Re: Owego OG Tower

Postby nydepot » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:53 am

Looks like it. Thanks!
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Re: Owego OG Tower

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:19 am

And here's another photo (1916 vintage apparently) from the same FB page also labelled as McMaster St but I'm not sure...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151432321377094&set=g.142275542522991&type=1&theater&ifg=1

And here's another gem showing North Ave crossing in Owego with tower at McMaster St in the distance ... and the Alderney Dairy milk car!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=514860061868152&set=g.142275542522991&type=1&theater&ifg=1
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Re: Owego OG Tower

Postby nydepot » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:52 am

This one is a crossing tower for the street itself.

johnpbarlow wrote:And here's another photo (1916 vintage apparently) from the same FB page also labelled as McMaster St but I'm not sure...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151432321377094&set=g.142275542522991&type=1&theater&ifg=1

Nice.
And here's another gem showing North Ave crossing in Owego with tower at McMaster St in the distance ... and the Alderney Dairy milk car!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=514860061868152&set=g.142275542522991&type=1&theater&ifg=1
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Re: Owego OG Tower

Postby TB Diamond » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:20 pm

Correct and it also protected the DL&W Ithaca Branch/LVRR Auburn Branch crossing plus the crossings at Talcott and Adeline Streets.

Can recall when this crossing watchman's elevated cabin was in operation circa 1949. The crossing gates were manually operated via a hand pump and remember clearly seeing the watchman pump the gates back up after the DL&W Ithaca local had gone by.

The LV/DL&W crossing was protected by a semaphore signal of the tilting type.
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