Great Northern Railroad

by John Hinson

Como Avenue tower
Photograph 11/58, by Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

Como Avenue was a brick-built, power-operated tower on the Great Northern railroad's main line between St Paul and Minneapolis. It controlled the freight yard on the left of this view, which was taken looking towards St Paul.

Nameboard and crest at Como Avenue
Photograph 11/58, by Dr. J W F Scrimgeour

Not only does the tower have a nameboard proclaiming its title, but it also carried the crest of the Great Northern Railway. Notice the use of the word railway in preference to the more common term (in the US) of railroad.

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