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Bruette

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Opening day, 1975: Frank Robinson is greeted by John Lowenstein after homering in his first at-bat as a major league player-manager
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Greg@mnrr

Section Hand
Mount Royal Station Baltimore, MD - 1902
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Why did so many of historic railroad stations have the tall clock towers? Was the purpose of the towers so that the arriving passengers could see the accurate time from a distance and know when to get ready to depart on their journey? I know the Milwaukee Road station in Milwaukee had a tower.

Greg
 

Bruette

Well-Known Member
Why did so many of historic railroad stations have the tall clock towers? Was the purpose of the towers so that the arriving passengers could see the accurate time from a distance and know when to get ready to depart on their journey? I know the Milwaukee Road station in Milwaukee had a tower.

Greg
Your answer sounds good to me.
 

Bruette

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"The 804-foot-long dirigible Hindenburg, the “Titanic of the Skies,” soars above the Bromo-Seltzer Tower (Baltimore, MD) on its way to Lakehurst (N.J.) Naval Air Station on August 11, 1936. Nine months later, it would explode at Lakehurst, killing 35 passengers and crew."
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Irving Vnay
 




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