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Date: 11/17/20 19:36
Delray Tower in Detroit Closed
Author: RuleG

Today's Trains.com Newswire has an article about Delray Tower in Detroit closing effective November 16.  It was one of two staffed towers remaining in Michigan.  CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Conrail Shared Assets trains operate through interlocking on tracks owned by those railroads.  Additionally, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific also operate through the site on trackage rights.

According to the article, during the Conrail era, 60 - 80 freights per day operated through the interlocking.  Current averages are 32 to 38 daily trains.

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/20 19:37 by RuleG.



Date: 11/17/20 19:43
Re: Delray Tower in Detroit Closed
Author: sixaxlecentury

The other tower being Delray Connecting's Short Cut, which also controls the bridge.  



Date: 11/17/20 19:50
Re: Delray Tower in Detroit Closed
Author: calumet

A sad but inevitable development.  Like State Line in the Chicago area, it was more than an interlocking tower, it was an icon.  Hope they can preserve it.



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Date: 11/17/20 20:16
Re: Delray Tower in Detroit Closed
Author: TAW

calumet Wrote:
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> A sad but inevitable development.  Like State
> Line in the Chicago area, it was more than an
> interlocking tower, it was an icon.  Hope they
> can preserve it.

State Line was the largest mechanical interlocking machine in the US. It should have been preserved. Dolton was the largest S&F mechanical interlocking in the US. Same same.

TAW



Date: 11/17/20 20:17
Re: Delray Tower in Detroit Closed
Author: DJ-12

Sad to see this. Having lived in greater Detroit during the Conrail Era, 60-80 trains a day sounds somewhat excessive to me, at least during the 90s.

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Date: 11/18/20 20:02
Re: Delray Tower in Detroit Closed
Author: BNSFHelpers

it  was   always nice  to  see  the NEW EMD's   ( London  Ont)  arriving from  across the river  during days...MJ



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