Harris Tower Preservation by the
National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) - Harrisburg Chapter


October 1930 article from Railway Signaling.  This article from Railway Signaling and describes the then-brand new installation of HARRIS tower. Railway Signaling is a publication of the Simmons-Boardman Company of Chicago and is provided here with their permission. Scanning and OCR by MDB. Available as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file.  See link at the bottom of the page to get the FREE adobe reader. 

Harris Tower Fact Sheet (.pdf)

Application for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Article appearing in Penndustry.

Harris Tower Restoration (of the interior of HARRIS tower and the model board to simulated operation).

Guide to Exhibits at Harris Tower

New Telegraph Display Article

Directions to the tower can be found on the contacts page.

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Harris Tower as seen from west.
Harris Tower as seen from North.
Harris Tower.
Conrail Office train passing Harris Tower.
NS/Amtrak at Harris Tower in 2008.
A picture of Ralph R. Watts, Sr., father of former chapter member (now deceased) Ralph R. Watts and grandfather of former chapter member Randy Watts.  Randy Watts provides this information on the photo: it was taken in 1938, as recently confirmed.  Ralph Sr. was born in 1890 and died in 1955. He worked a rotating shift and also worked at State Tower.  In his right hand, he holds the plug for engaging into the operators desk receptacle the headset he is wearing around his neck.
Location of the new telegraph display at Harris Tower in the set-up phase. Some parts of the custom-made oak desk are not shown. December 9, 2016.