Interlocking: FN Tower, Trenton, MI

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This was an MC operated tower with an operator.

Photo info/credit: Top, FN Tower in Trenton is the crossing of the former Michigan Central (now NS northbound main), the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern (now NS southbound main), the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton main line to Detroit (Delray), and the Detroit and Toledo Shore Line main line. The track plan design is unique, with the DT&I and the D&TSL crossing in the center of the NS tracks. This photograph was taken in February, 1989. 2nd and 3rd photos, the same location in 1994. {All, Charlie Whipp]. 4th photo, the model board inside FN tower in 2002. [Mark Dobronski]. 5th photo, the "strong arm" interlocking plant at FN tower in 2002. [Dan Maners]

Location: 42o09.080'N / 83o10.737'W.