Ann Pere Tower photo

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Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby TrainWatcher » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:03 pm

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This photo comes from Richard Roberts, circa 56/57 just before the tower fell at Ann Pere. Notice the new US&S signals ready to take over for the semaphores to the east. This is looking towards Plymouth.
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Re: Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby AARR » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:14 pm

I've wondered if it's "Ann Pere" or "Annpere". I've seen it both ways. The sign on the tower says "Ann Pere". So does that settle it?
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Re: Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby Saturnalia » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:54 pm

AARR wrote:I've wondered if it's "Ann Pere" or "Annpere". I've seen it both ways. The sign on the tower says "Ann Pere". So does that settle it?

I'd say yes, that settles it as to the official term. But, it is just fine to say AnnPere, we all know what it means :)
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Re: Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby C&O6084 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:42 am

So AARR's web name should actually be "AA RR?"
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Re: Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby GP30M4216 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:30 am

Great find, James. Definitely the best photo I've ever seen of this tower, and a great one at that because you can see the transition underway from tower control to CTC and the old blades making way for modern searchlights!
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Re: Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby J T » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:15 am

TrainWatcher wrote:Notice the new US&S signals ready to take over for the semaphores to the east. This is looking towards Plymouth.

I bet railfans ranted about how ugly those new signals were compared to the semaphores. :)
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Re: Ann Pere Tower photo

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:58 am

J T wrote:
TrainWatcher wrote:Notice the new US&S signals ready to take over for the semaphores to the east. This is looking towards Plymouth.

I bet railfans ranted about how ugly those new signals were compared to the semaphores. :)

They were. I'd take blades over color lights anyday, Jim!
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