This recording resumes the activity at Tower 49-A on the evening of October 21, 1951.
Another New York Central Beeliner begins this recording as train 687 runs past the tower. You will hear it blow its horn for Exchange Street as it heads toward Niagara Falls.
Next, train 383, a Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo bound for Toronto has just left Central Terminal. The time is 5:25pm. The engine on this train is Canadian Pacific #2465, colored in black and red. Soon after passing the tower you will hear the Hudson-type engine whistle for Exchange Street. The photograph below shows a similar train crossing Erie Street just before arriving at the New York Central's small Terrace Street station.
Finally, a tower operator will announce the arrival of train PS-10, a freight on the New York Central. The L-2 Mohawk-type engine will slip its wheels as it passes the tower heading east to New York from Cleveland.
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