Location: Alexis Tower - Toledo, Ohio
Alexis Interlocking Tower was at the crossing of the NYC Detroit line and the Ann Arbor/PRR and Pere Marquette lines heading north and northwest out of the city.
Top, Alexis Tower on the north side of Toledo, Ohio. This tower protected the crossing of both NYC main lines to Detroit as well as the Ann Arbor Railroad and the C&O. In its heyday, the tower also saw trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 1983. 2nd photo, the interlocking plant in Alexis was a combination of "strongarm" type, as well as two additional electric interlocking machines (green units). These may have controlled nearby interlockings such as "K", just south of Alexis. 1989. [Both, Charlie Whipp]; 3rd photo an Ann Arbor railroad train passes Alexis Tower (under Conrail ownership) in 1979. Charles Geletzke Jr. photo.