Donald Macke

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The Donald Macke Collection

The Way it Was.

         The late Don Macke was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad/Penn Central/Conrail trainman, railfan and rail historian. One of his special interests was comparing the rail network that he worked around to the existing railroad valuation, company and Sanborn fire maps. From this research he would create his own railroad maps of the Columbus and Cincinnati area.
         Columbus Railroads has been fortunate to be gifted with Don Macke’s Columbus notebook. The notebook has his notes and some reference material he collected over the years as well as the maps he carefully prepared.
         Scans from Don Macke’s notebook will be added to this page over the coming months.

                                   ** For Columbus tower information and photographs click here. **
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Pennslyvania Railroad - Interlocking Diagrams

1966 - Interlocking Diagram - Columbus District - High Street and Water Street Interlocking plus the
        Dennison Avenue Block Station.

1930 - Interlocking Diagram - Columbus District - Neilston (US Tower).

1966 - Interlocking Diagram - Columbus District - Cleveland Avenue - (RA Block Station).

1943 - Interlocking Diagram - Columbus Division - Joyce Avenue (CW Tower).

Pennslyvania Railroad - Maps

ca. 1970 - Don Macke Map - Columbus & Newark Division - Cleveland Avenue (RA Block Station).