At one time, this was mostly four-track (two passenger mains with freight tracks on both sides). 6th Street tower was at the entrance to FSUD. Clark Street had a unique overhead signal tower (there was no extra room between the Belt tracks and the industrial buildings along the way to put a tower so they raised it up). And then Delray tower was at the west end.
It must have been quite a main line in its day, considering passenger trains from the PM, Wabash and PRR, plus two boat yards, much industry, the line to Zug Island, the huge produce terminal, and the roundhouse (where I-75 goes overhead today).
Clark Street tower must have had a great view of all of this traffic coming up and down the line.
But my question is... Who dispatched this line and how did that work?
Does anyone remember this era and want to share stories about it?
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