Stanley NY Interlocking

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Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby chelbe00 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:36 pm

Does anyone have details of the Pennsylvania interlocking in Stanley NY. Apparently there was a block station there for Leigh Valley and NYC which crossed the tracks. Was there a control tower there?
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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby TB Diamond » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:54 pm

Stanley (PRR Elmira branch x'ed LVRR Naples branch) had a manual interlocking controlled from a tower constructed of wood which was located at the southwest quardrant of the diamond. The NYC was not involved in any way at Stanley. The tower remained in use until 1966 or 1967 (don't have my reference files with me at present) when it was replaced by a train crew-operated grade crossing signal system. The tower stood, abandoned, as late as April, 1968, but was demolished shortly thereafter.
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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby RSD15 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:30 am

I believe Stanley was a LV tower with the call "YN".
the PRR also split there with lines to Canandaigua and Sodus Point.

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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby chelbe00 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:37 pm

Thanks. Any idea where I can find a pic of the tower? Or one that looked similar, as I am trying to model that area.
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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby TB Diamond » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:29 pm

Believe that there is a photo or two of the tower in a back issue of FD&S that featured an article on the LVRR Naples branch. Calarosso's Elmira Branch book may also include a photo of the tower. Do not have my library at hand, else could confrm for you.
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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby TB Diamond » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:57 pm

Stanley tower shown oos 05 January 1966 per PRR Central Region G.O. No. 304.

Two photos of the tower in FD&S V5 No.4.
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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby K4Pacific » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:00 pm

Hi everyone.

I'm going to visit an old friend who is in a skilled nursing facility at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. He is 88 yol Stan Oparil, Jr. If you recall, he was in the Calaroso Elmira Branch book. We rode together for many years on the "Elmira Branch" PC Watkins Secondary. His wife says he'll love to talk railroading. So I propose this:

Please give me your questions regarding anything about the Elmira Branch on this thread and I will ask him and get answers back to you. He ran steam from 1945 after WW2 right until the end in 57 and the busiest times too. He ran both ends of the line. Also worked out of Harrisburg when seniority bumped him. He retired in the early 1980s. So ask away. Ask away all.
Proficient on the Southern Tier Line, The former PRR Elmira Branch, A little LV, A lot of EL, And of course, the Corning Secondary. Someone always knows more than me. Remember the Binghamton yardmaster that routinely said in a high voice, "No! No! No! That's not what I told you to do!"?
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Re: Stanley NY Interlocking

Postby TB Diamond » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:57 pm

K4P:

Very glad to hear the news about Mr. Oparil, Jr. Was fortunate to have had a few cab rides with him on EC-15 back in the 1970s. He is one of the best.
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