Staking Out MG Tower on the East Slope

The second day of my trip to the East Broad Top Railroad in Pennsylvania was spent on the east slope of Norfolk Southern’s grade over the Allegheny Mountains.

Mid Grade tower, or MG for short, is located about halfway up the grade about two miles west of Horseshoe Curve.

It used to be an important place on this busy mainline and while still busy it has been negated by technology.

Sadly, the tower has fallen upon hard times and is scheduled to be demolished. Here are a few photographs from my visit.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

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