BROWN Tower and Interlocking

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Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines


BROWN Interlocking could be considered the lynch pin for the P.R.S.L. operations.

This machine was built in 1934 and was a US&S electro-pneumatic type machine with a 35 lever frame. This was the same type as was in PRR ZOO Tower. WINSLOW and ATLANTIC Towers were also of this same type.
This operator controlled ingress and egress from CENTER Tower to most of the western South Jersey points. Having controlled the..


Prior to the 1933 merge, there was a set of diamonds as the ACRR crossed the WJ&S at grade. This was UR Tower, and this remained the telegraph code for the new interlocking, built in 1934.


TOWER PHOTOS
From the collection of Rich Taylor

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From the collection of John Acton

Looking At BROWN Tower from the south
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Looking At BROWN Tower from the south
19A crew arriving at Brown/Bulson St. Yard
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19A crew arriving at Brown/Bulson St. Yard
Hopper train backing off at Brown onto No. 1 track.
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Hopper train backing off at Brown onto No. 1 track.
Northbound hopper train arriving at Brown.
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Northbound hopper train arriving at Brown.
Head end of Beesley's Point coal train leaving Brown.
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Head end of Beesley's Point coal train leaving Brown.
Rear end of Beesley's Point coal train leaving Brown. With a NYC/PC N6a
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Rear end of Beesley's Point coal train leaving Brown. With a NYC/PC N6a
Another coal train on another day.
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Another coal train on another day.
19A arriving at Brown tower.
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19A arriving at Brown tower.
19A rear end at Brown.
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19A rear end at Brown.


From the collection of Michael Andrescavage

INTERLOCKING DIAGRAM

BROWN-MILL Corrected as of 1-1-68
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BROWN-MILL Corrected as of 1-1-68




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