Virtual Layout Tour

Raystown Lake & BOB Tower

BOB Tower

The Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train, lead by a K-4 class steam locomotive, continues west from Walterville to Raystown Lake Station. This view is from 2010.

BOB Tower

The train above departs the siding and crosses to the westbound mainline heading west toward WJ Tower.

BOB Tower

A 2015 view of BOB Tower shows the addition of signal bridges spanning all three tracks.

BOB tower governs all train movements between DOUG and WJ Towers, and is unique in that it controls the only section of 3-track main on the GSN. Under the mountain, a track connects the mainline to form a reverse loop. Another track runs to the East Altoona staging area. Also of note, all of the tracks in the vicinity of BOB interlocking were all hand laid by Bob himself, including all of the #8 and #6 switches.

Historic Photos

BOB Tower

A New York, New Haven & Hartford 4-8-2 shakes the ground as it moves westbound on track 3 past BOB tower. When it reaches WJ Tower, the train will return to the westbound main, the center track at BOB tower.

BOB Tower

A rather long freight is lead through the crossovers at BOB Tower by a pair of Union Pacific Dash-9s.

WESTBOUND GARDEN STATE NORTHERN
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EASTBOUND
The River Scene
WJ Tower
 
Raystown Lake
BOB Tower
 
Walterville

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