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Date: 06/15/19 23:18
Three surviving Los Angeles Towers
Author: lanewsman

From top to bottom they are BNSF Pico Rivera Yard tower, LAUPT Terminal tower, Mission tower.








Date: 06/16/19 06:39
Re: Three surviving Los Angeles Towers
Author: 3rdswitch

Of note, even though it looks like the others, Pico Rivera tower never controlled any track, it was just a yard tower. Why it was so big, no idea. Went on duty there many times. Nice to see it, it's been awhile.
JB



Date: 06/16/19 09:44
Re: Three surviving Los Angeles Towers
Author: jtwlunch

I made my first visit to Mission Tower in Fall of 1979.  I remember climbing the steps with a little trepidation as there was a large German Shepard at the top of the stairs waiting to greet us.  Kathy Blakemore was the operator and she would be the owner of said dog.  Kathy gave me a great tour of the inner workings of the tower.  She went on to become a Train Dispatcher in San Bernardino.



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