old structure at point of rocks

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Comments (4)

Petestuff52 on April 11, 2009

This "old structure" was probably the switch tower from which operators controlled Baltimore & Ohio train movements through the "Y" junction that surrounds it. Today, most CSX trains in the U.S. are controlled from Jacksonville, FL, making local towers like this one superfluous.

Pepper Scotto on November 3, 2009

This lovely building is just behind the Point of Rocks 1875 train station.

This building is called a 'tool shed' by the railroad and until very recently (2009), it was covered in the most destructive vines.
The building's age is unknown, but from the fancy brickwork it must be contemporary to the train station itself.

The switch tower was located on the opposite side of the station, immediately to the west.
Unfortunately, that was torn down by the 1960s.

MaryAlice on February 24, 2010

How very intriguing. I love it!

Greetings from GA,

Mary Alice

Adam Elmquist on January 22, 2013

If those walls could talk...

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  • Uploaded on February 18, 2009
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