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Canadian Pacific Railway (more..)
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CP C&M Subdivision  (more..)
Rondout, Illinois, USA (more..)
April 09, 2015
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Dennis A. Livesey (more..)
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I was 32 days too late.

Railroad interlocking towers are rare and getting even more so. So when I finally was able to visit one of the most storied towers in the land, it was with a heavy heart that I learned it was closed and I missed it by just a little more than a month. There has been a tower here since the 1890's with the present one built circa 1917. Built by the Milwaukee Road it's duty was controlling the former EJ&E (now CN) crossing that is seen here plus the junction behind the photographer of the Milwaukee (now Metra) North Line suburban line to Fox Lake Illinois. In it's glory days it was a favored site to witness the high speed Hiawatha passenger trains pulled by glorious Atlantic and Hudson steam locomotives that consistently, famously ran over 120 MPH. Now the closed tower, whose fate is unknown, can only haplessly watch as some MOW critters putter by in the rain.

Farewell Rondout, I hardly knew ye.

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  ApertureFNumber  f/4.0
  Make  Canon
  Model  Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  ExposureTime  1/500
  ISOSpeedRatings  3200
  Flash  16
  FocalLength  200/1

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