• A photo request of B&O Tower NS

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

Moderator: bwparker1

  by csxmonsub
Retired CSX dispatcher Rich Leasure, otherwise known on the CSX Keystone Sub radio as "RAL" would like your help locating any information or photo of B&O Tower NS located at Layton PA. The tower was in use until the mid 1970s and was located west of the Layton Bridge over the Yough River. It was a two level tower with the Armstong lever mechanism on the first floor and the operator on the second. A small parking lot was located on a lower level next to the river with a wooden staircase to the first level and then a second staircase to the operator's floor. The tower sat on the south side of the tracks on the outside of the curve.
I have found mention of the tower in Allen Brougham's Bull Sheet but no photos.

Here is an excerpt of his email to me:
"As you know I have over the years since I have retired, been trying to collect any info and pictures of all the towers on the territory I worked. This is from Brunswick, Md to New Caste, Pa. I pretty much have them all except for one. That is NS Tower, Layton Pa. It was an Armstrong controlled interlocking and was located about a mile west of Layton Road crossing. I have never found a picture of it and no reference to it anywhere. It was the 2nd tower I got qualified at when I first started working in about 1961 or so.
I may have mentioned this to you before. My 68 year old mind sometimes forgets more and more. If you ever run across anything in reference to NS Tower, let me know"