However, CMSL Tony was operating his fleet of 1950's Budd RDC cars only 10 miles down the track and his had his sights on bigger and better things. Part of this was the restoration of the old Tuckahoe station for a second RDC service between there and Richland, NJ and the adjacent TUCKAHOE was given some restoration as well.
This year was the 100th anniversary of the tower, and Tony, not wanting to pass up an excuse to
Now usually the Lehigh Valley F Units or PRR #7000 are the star of the show with the RDC acting as a glorified cab car, but for this birthday they would run to Richland on their own, the first time in 23 years.
Anyway you can find my photos from this special event at:
Oh, if you want to compare my new pics of the tower with my 1998 pics they can be found here:
LV 528 sure looks pretty, but she and PRR 7000 had to step aside for the RDC's.
The interlocking machine is a 28-lever frame with about 22 levers present. While the junction used to have a fully functional wye, sidings and two main tracks coming in from the north, by 1983 it was reduced to only two active switches.
The levers are colour-coded as follows. Black = switch, blue = facing point lock, yellow = signal and white = spare.