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By Michael W Andrescavage Sr, John Acton, and, H. Gerald MacDonald.

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COOPER Interlocking

could possibly be called the right arm of CENTER and a key to the operation of Pavonia Yard in East Camden.

By John Acton
Three tracks came down the hill from Center to the bridge and COOPER Tower.
Two tracks for the..

Connecting to

One track

All in one way or another added to the work of the Operators at COOPER and JERSEY and the Yard Masters at Pavonia Yard. Before the 1960's when the yard was rebuilt there were two yards in East Camden, East and West. During the construction of PATCO Hi-Speedline, the 32 track hump yard was built, and the diesel facillities were moved to the current River Road location,and the 2 story tower was closed and moved to the final location, west of River Road.


Tower Photos


From the collection of H. Gerald MacDonald

Looking East
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Looking East
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Looking West
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Looking West
Cooper River Bridge Looking West
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Cooper River Bridge Looking West
Cooper River Bridge Looking East Nov 21 1958
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Cooper River Bridge Looking East Nov 21 1958

PRR, Local A-34, Eng #8768 (BS-12m),Passing the "NEW" Cooper TowerApril 4, 1965
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PRR, Local A-34, Eng #8768 (BS-12m),
Passing the "NEW" Cooper Tower
April 4, 1965


From the collection of John Acton

INTERLOCKING DIAGRAM

COOPER Interlocking
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COOPER Interlocking

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