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Re: What exactly is Kearsley Junction and other questions
I suppose I am among the few people still alive who actually worked at Kearsley tower --- not really sure I like that distinction!! I worked there in 1970-71. At that time, both crossings with the GTW were condidered part of "Kearsley" interlocking. (We didn't use the term "Junction" in the timetable). Both crossings were controlled from the tower. After the 2nd main track on the C&O was added down to Atwood in 1972, the tower was closed and control given to the dispatcher in Saginaw. For operational purposes, the crossing of the Old GTW Main was called "North Kearsley", and the crossing of the Flint Sub mains was called "South Kearsley." Down at Atwood, the switch to the north wye near Bristol Road was called "Atwood Wye" and the junction with the C&O Old Main south of Maple Road was called "Atwood Jct." As far as the crossing of the GTW/C&O old mains in downtown Flint, there was once a tower there called "Beach Street." That tower was gone by the time I came along in 1970. Hope this helps!
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