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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Z Tower, State Route 46, Keyser, Mineral County, WV



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B&W Photos

HB1299859
Note ?lazy Jack? Temperature Compensator In Foreground.

HB1299860
Propane Tank In Background (supplies Switch Heaters).

HB1299861
Locking Mechanism Is Below Floor

HB1299862
Turnout Numbers On Panel Correspond To Numbers On Levers.

HB1299863
Rotary Electrical Switches Control Turnouts And Signals At Piedmont.

HB1299864
Pipes And Cranks In Background Are For Turnouts (l-r) 25, 29, And 27.

HB1299865
Silver Box Houses Electrical Contacts For Position Feedback To Signal Circuits

HB1299866
Silver Box Houses Electrical Contacts For Position Feedback To Signal Circuits

HB1299867

HB1299868

HB1299869

HB1299870

HB1299871

HB1299872

HB1299873

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HB1299876

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Item Title


Location
State Route 46, Keyser+vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-91

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
GENERAL VIEW OF INTERLOCKING PLANT, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING CONNECTION PIPES, TOWER, AND SIGNAL BRIDGE IN BACKGROUND.
GENERAL VIEW OF INTERLOCKING PLANT, LOOKING EAST FROM TOWER SECOND FLOOR LANDING, SHOWING TRACK, TURNOUTS, AND CONNECTION PIPES.
TOWER, NORTH ELEVATION.
TOWER, WEST ELEVATION, SHOWING CONNECTION PIPES FOR TURNOUTS 22 (FOREGROUND) AND 24. NOTE “LAZY JACK” TEMPERATURE COMPENSATOR IN FOREGROUND.
OBLIQUE VIEW OF TOWER, LOOKING NORTHEAST. PROPANE TANK IN BACKGROUND (SUPPLIES SWITCH HEATERS).
TOWER SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING OVERHEAD TRACK DIAGRAM AND OPERATING LEVERS.
TOWER SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING OVERHEAD TRACK DIAGRAM, OPERATING LEVERS (BEING PULLED BY OPERATOR TOM HARTMAN), AND AUXILIARY TRACK DIAGRAM ABOVE DESK AT LEFT.
DETAIL OF STANDARD INTERLOCKING MACHINE OPERATING LEVERS. LOCKING MECHANISM IS BELOW FLOOR. BOXES BEHIND SOME LEVERS HOUSE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS FOR SIGNALS.
DETAIL OF OVERHEAD TRACK SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM. TURNOUT NUMBERS ON PANEL CORRESPOND TO NUMBERS ON LEVERS.
AUXILIARY TRACK SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM FOR PIEDMONT, WV (3.2 MILES WEST), MOUNTED AT WEST END OF OPERATOR’S DESK. ROTARY ELECTRICAL SWITCHES CONTROL TURNOUTS AND SIGNALS AT PIEDMONT.
DETAIL OF LEADOUT ROCKER SHAFTS, BOX CRANKS, AND CONNECTION PIPES AT BASE OF TOWER, NORTH SIDE.
VIEW, LOOKING WEST, SHOWING CONNECTION PIPES AND CRANKS FOR TURNOUT 24, WITH TOWER IN BACKGROUND.
VIEW, LOOKING WEST, AT EASTERN END OF INTERLOCKING PLANT, SHOWING CONNECTION PIPES AND CRANKS FOR TURNOUT 28.
DETAIL OF CONNECTION PIPES AND PIPE SUPPORT ROLLERS, LOOKING EAST. PIPES AND CRANKS IN BACKGROUND ARE FOR TURNOUTS (L-R) 25, 29, AND 27.
DETAIL OF “LAZY-JACK” TEMPERATURE COMPENSATORS IN CONNECTION PIPES.
DETAIL OF CONNECTION TO SWITCH POINTS OF TURNOUT 29, LOOKING EAST. SILVER BOX HOUSES ELECTRICAL CONTACTS FOR POSITION FEEDBACK TO SIGNAL CIRCUITS. SHEET METAL COVERS GAS-FIRED SWITCH HEATER FOR FREEZE PROTECTION IN WINTER.
DETAIL OF CONNECTION TO SWITCH POINTS OF TURNOUT 29, LOOKING NORTHWEST. SILVER BOX HOUSES ELECTRICAL CONTACTS FOR POSITION FEEDBACK TO SIGNAL CIRCUITS. SHEET METAL COVERS GAS-FIRED HEATER FOR FREEZE PROTECTION IN WINTER.
GANTRY SIGNAL EAST OF TOWER AT MILEPOST 203.0, LOOKING WEST, EQUIPPED WITH B&O COLOR-POSITION-LIGHT SIGNAL HEAD FOR WESTBOUND TRAINS.
SIGNAL BRIDGE WEST OF TOWER AT MILEPOST 203.2, LOOKING WEST, EQUIPPED WITH B&O COLOR-POSITION-LIGHT SIGNAL HEADS FOR EASTBOUND TRAINS.


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