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Waldwick Tower Model Board Restoration

Back Up Where It Belongs– Curtis Springstead and Michael Sullivan, the men behind the restoration, lift the WC Tower board back into its proper place inside former Erie Railroad WC Tower in Waldwick, N.J., on March 27, 2021.

Waldwick Tower Model Board Restoration

June 2021By Marc Glucksman/photos by Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

The labor of a few dedicated people came to fruition on Saturday, March 27, 2021 when the tower board from WC Tower in Waldwick, N.J., was placed back into its original position. Originally thought to have been stolen, it was located in storage and hundreds of hours were spent restoring it to its original display and re-wiring it to make it part of a planned future exhibit once the tower museum re-opens.

Curtis Springstead, great-great-grandson of legendary Erie Railroad engineer Harvey Springstead, has invested many years saving WC Tower from decay, and took on this project as well. It is planned to connect the board to a model train set in order to show the movement of trains. Michael Sullivan, an NJ Transit employee and rail enthusiast, and Michael Brunkhorst, President of the Waldwick Historical Society, were also instrumental in the recovery and repair of the model board…

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This article was posted on: May 20, 2021