Location: Jackson, MI - Pearl Street Tower
Pearl Street Tower in Jackson controlled the Michigan Central main line, the branch north to Grand Rapids and Saginaw, and the freight lead to industries in downtown Jackson.
Photo info/credit: Top, the interlocking tower. This tower was closed shortly after these photos were taken in 1963 and remote controlled by the XN operator at Jackson's depot. 2nd photo, showing the interlocking limits. The two tracks at the left are the MC/NYC main line and the track closest to the tower is the freight lead which services some industry to the west of the tower downtown. The track diverging at the bottom left is the Grand Rapids/Saginaw branch. Jackson's depot is about 1/4 mile farther down th track at the left. The road crossing in front of the tower is Cooper Street. Pearl crosses diagonally. [All, Doug Leffler collection]