NKP Tower

Lost Interlocking Tower on the Alton & Southern Railway



Lost interlocking tower controlling the crossing of the Alton & Southern, Chicago & Northwestern, and Nickel Plate Road railroads in Madison, Illinois. The brick tower was built about 1924 and survived until March 29, 1981, when a northbound Alton & Southern train derailed and fell into the structure.

Both the Chicago & Northwestern and Nickel Plate Road lines have been abandoned since the tower's collapse.

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2019: Added by Nathan Hopper


  • Nathan