Q415 passing Anacostia tower         
CSX manifest freight southbound on "connecting track" bound for DC and then the RF&P.
Date: 5/8/2005 Location: Washington, DC   Map Show Washington on a rail map Views: 2192 Collection Of:   John Fuller
Locomotives: CSX 8771(SD60M)    Author:  John Fuller
Q415 passing Anacostia tower
Picture Categories: Yard,Action This picture is part of album:  Benning Yard
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Zachary DeVore General Sweet shot! Is that tower still standing? 6/4/2008 7:55:24 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Great shot 11/24/2008 12:49:52 AM
Jim Gavin General Great shot !! That must be some nice neighborhood to have razor wire around the tower. 12/24/2008 11:30:55 PM
Fotaug rafee General Wasn't Anacostia demolished within the past year? 6/5/2009 6:55:30 PM
Jim Dodds General Nice. That must be a scary area to live/work in if they have barbed wire around the tower :( I would want guards around and even a personal pistol to keep with me in the tower with me if it's that dangerous of a place :( anyway awesome shot, and I'm glad you didn't get mugged taking this photo. :) Anyway, seriously, I love this photo. I've never seen a tower that looked like this before...the architecture is interesting :) 1/2/2010 11:49:37 PM
Virgil Fitzpatrick General How much traffic is through there? I'd like to shoot that area sometime 4/1/2010 11:54:22 AM
David Nutter General Nice shot! 11/7/2010 1:00:21 AM
Dennis Weber General Nice Shot. 12/4/2010 9:06:05 AM
Ted Marshall General Like it. Not your everyday picture of D.C... Better. ;-) 9/11/2011 2:11:20 AM
John Danielson General Excellent shot! 1/22/2012 3:21:01 PM
Jonathan Vincent General That has to be the most well constructed tower I've ever seen! Is it still standing? 12/23/2012 1:00:17 PM
Jonathan Vincent General I especially like the fact that the "Anacostia" sign doesn't even fit the wall........... 12/23/2012 1:01:26 PM
John Fuller General From a PRRHS article in 1989, the tower was built in 1893. Per my photos of the hole where it had been, it was demolished the first week of January 2008 or possibly late December. Conrail closed it in 1988 but it continued in use by a bridge tender, who operated the Anacostia swing bridge until the tower was demolished by CSX. 12/24/2012 10:42:20 AM

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