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Mass Coastal Railroad (more..)
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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, USA (more..)
September 21, 2009
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Looking down from over 200 ft in the air at the state owned former New York New Haven and Hartford Cape Mainline. This view was shot from the cat walk near the top of the 271 ft west tower of the 1935 built US Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal lift bridge. This structure is the second longest railway lift bridge in the US with a 544 ft long lift span. The classic depot below was built in 1912 replacing an earlier structure on the same site constructed by the Old Colony Railroad in 1872. Today it serves as a local chamber of commerce and stop for Cape Cod Central tourist trains. Adjacent is the 1911 vintage interlocking tower which is still manned to control the interlocking derails for the bridge and the Canal Jct. switch on the east side of the bridge. A Mass Coastal train dispatcher works out of the vintage structure. A close look will reveal the steel signal bungalow adjacent to the tower painted in Mass Coastal corporate colors.
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  Make  Canon
  Model  Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
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