Michael Treacy’s Towanda Coaling Tower

Michael did a wonderful job putting together this structure that stood over the Lehigh Valley mainlineĀ in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

He explained that he constructed the model to keep his mind sharp while undergoing cancer treatments. He had only east and west elevation photos, so he speculated a bit when determining what it would look like from the other two sides. Michael also built his tower 10-15 scale feet higher so that he would have enough clearance for the TOFC trains he runs on his layout.

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The westbound Maple Leaf rolls under the coaling tower, placed in a temporary spot on Michael’s layout.