CSX Razes Fostoria’s Jackson Street Tower

Jackson Street Tower in Fostoria (Photo courtesy of Fostoria Rail Preservation Society)

The former New York Central tower in Fostoria that once held the nation’s first centralized traffic control panel has been razed.

Trains magazine reported on its website that Jackson Street Tower was demolished as part of a program to remove old and unused structures.

The first CTC operation was installed in 1927 and controlled 40 miles of the former Toledo & Ohio Central eastern branch between Stanley Yard in Toledo and Berwick Most of the line is now abandoned.

The operator in the tower also controlled the CTC panel, which has been donated to the Smithsonian Institution.

The tower was located on the north side of Fostoria and is not to be confused with F Tower.

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