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Interlocking:  Kerry Tower, MI (Traverse City)

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxKerry Interlocking Tower guarded the crossing of the Pere Marquette Petosky Branch and the GR&I's Traverse City Branch, which crossed just east of the PM station. It was a manned interlocking tower until it was decommissioned and replaced with gates.

Photo info/credit: Top, Kerry Interlocking looking north on the GR&I. 2nd photo, a sign enlarged from the site of the tower. [Steve Weith collection], 3rd photo, the remains of Kerry interlocking now protected by gates in 1969. The C&O depot is in the background. The cross track is now Penn Central. [Mark Andersen]


 

April 30, 1930: The Michigan Public Ulities Commission grants approval to remove the interlocking at Kerry and replace it with gates at the crossing. [MPUC-1930]