Interlocking: Main Street Tower, Battle Creek, MI

Main Street Interlocking, Battle Creek MIBattle Creek Main Street Interlocking MapMain Street interlocking tower was located in Battle Creek along Main Street, between Barney and Tompkins. The tower controlled the Michigan Central's main line and the crossing of the electric street railway on Main Street. The tower was a "arm-strong" interlocking, with 4 levers for signals and 2 levers for derails (on the electric line). This type of interlocking is known as a "half" interlocking.

Photo info/credit: Top, a photo of the interlocking from 1967. [Charles Geletzke Jr.]. 2nd photo, a drawing from documents in the State of Michigan Archives. [Dale Berry]