HOLMES is one of the typical late model Pennsylvania Railroad towers built from the mid 30's onward. It's its sisters up and down the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and New York it features all brick construction and no bay window, which was a PRR tower trademark until this time. HOLMES is interesting in that it was constructed as part of the station building, the station part is still serving in its intended function.
The last part of the trip involves taking the BSS to Snyder station for some pics of the now closed Snyder tower. Desoite being just a crossover, Snyder had a US&S Model 14 interlocking machine. The manned tower somehow survived the Identra upgrades of the 80's. Snyder used to be the terminus of the line until the sports complex extension was built in the early 70's.