This is where I fell in love with Railroading
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Photos copy write 2005 by Carl Tuveson
|These photos were taken by my father on the B&O tracks looking east near Lapaz Indiana circa 1930. I spent many hours playing on these tracks and watching many high speed passenger trains and freight drags at the end of the steam era. My grandfather worked as a telegrapher for the Pennsy and their house was a stones through from the B&O and Pennsy junction. My grandparents house would be just out of the picture on the left. The town of Lapaz would be at your back in this picture.||The building next to the loco was a restaurant and boarding house for the crews that my grandmother ran for a while. She was also a car inspector during the war. Down the track a half mile or so is the Pennsy crossing and B&O interlock tower is behind the trains.|
I was lucky enough to spend time with Grandpa at work on his shift a few times at the Pennsy/Wabash junction in Lakeville IN. Just Diesel at that time there. That couldn't happen now in these day.
|In the background you can make out the coaling tower|