|Conrail; Banks Tower, Marysville, Penn.; Winter 1980|
The Northeast Corridor (former Pennsylvania Railroad, now Amtrak) had a lot of towers between New York and Washington, and many of them survive (although only a very small handful are still manned). There were two towers near Pennsylvania Station in Baltimore, one at either end. B&P Tower was one, and Union Tower was the other. Both towers were removed when the tracks around the station were realigned. Below we see Amtrak AEM7 No. 941 passing Union Tower.
|Amtrak; Union Tower, Baltimore, Md.|
|SEPTA; North Philadelphia, Penn.; December 14, 2008|
Moving west, we find another tower still used as a maintenance base. In the shadow of the House That Peyton Built, we find a CSX train passing IU Tower near Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on July 19, 2010. Peyton may have left town, but the tower is still there. The view is from a parking garage that gets really hot in July.
|CSX Transportation; IU Tower, Indianapolis, Ind.; July 19, 2010|
|Union Pacific; Gratiot Tower, St. Louis, Mo.; June 1990|
|Union Pacific; Hobart Tower, Hobart, Calif.; March 2002|