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Sterling in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Railway Signal Tower

 
 
Railway Signal Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
1. Railway Signal Tower Marker
Inscription. The c.a. 1910 Railway Signal Tower was acquired in the early 1930's then used as a woodworking shop by William Williams. It was then located in Sterling Center and now generously given by grandson Roger Malcott. The Tower was originally located at Sterling Station at the crossing of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and the "Hojack" division of the New York Central.
The tower was moved here December 6, 2005 with the help of a State grant. Preparation and restoration work has been done by the "A Team" of Robert Flack, Jack Preston, Jack Parsons, Fred Scott, Lehigh Shortslef and Harry Snyder. Dedication August 24, 2008.
 
Erected by Sterling Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 19.428′ N, 76° 38.772′ W. Marker is in Sterling, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 104A 0.1 miles south of Williams Road. Touch for map. The marker, on the tower, is set back from the road. It is on the grounds of the Sterling Historical Society Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1294 State Road 104A, Sterling NY 13156, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School House Built 1825 (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Sterling
South Side of Tower image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
2. South Side of Tower
Marker is behind the metal post.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Baptist Church of Sterling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sterling Valley (approx. 1.9 miles away); George E. Ingersol (approx. 3 miles away); Honoring All Men and Women (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3 miles away); Little Sodus Bay (Fair Haven) (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad - Wikipedia. The "Hojack" line. (Submitted on December 20, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

2. Sterling Historical Society. (Submitted on December 20, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
East Side. View Towards NY 104A image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
3. East Side. View Towards NY 104A
North Side image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
4. North Side
Walkway to Railway Signal Tower & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
5. Walkway to Railway Signal Tower & Marker
Railway Signal Tower image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 7, 2014
6. Railway Signal Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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