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Gateman's Tower
Cornerstone Series(R)

Part #WAL-933-3811

N Scale Price: $31.98
 


Fits Steam and Diesel Era * Parts for Two Complete Kits * Authentic Milwaukee Road Prototype * Decal Signs Included

These eight-sided towers were a fixture along the Milwaukee Road, and similar designs were used by other railroads. These towers housed a gateman who manually raised and lowered crossing gates to stop traffic when a train was coming. They were elevated so the gateman could see down the tracks over traffic and other low-level obstructions. Elevated towers were usually placed at busy grade crossings where frequent train moves required additional street traffic safeguards.


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