towers - High Street
High Street - HS
Interlocking Tower & Block Office
Network Diagram - PRR-1
High Street Interlocking Tower on the west side
of High Street. The camera is looking northwest. The PRR
- Little Miami line is in the foreground and the PRR - Bradford line on
the far side of the tower.
Photo by Galen Gonser, 9/12/1970.
Street tower sat in the "V" made by the merging of the PRR's Little Miami
and Bradford lines. East of the merge, freight trains bypassed
Columbus Union Station on its south and passenger trains entered the
station. High Street controlled the signal at Water Street.
LittleMiami line from the west was on an "S" curve approaching and along side
CUS. Engineers had to be careful with their brake action else their cars
were in danger of derailing. Having a freight train go into
emergency was apt to cause problems with cars jumping the track.
High Street tower was staffed by the PRR.
High Street tower looking northeast. Photo by John Fuller
High Street tower looking east toward High Street. The wall is
the back (west side) of the High Street CUS Arcade shops. Galen Gonser Collection.