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11. Pull the Lever!

To reach the SONO Switch Tower, continue to walk along North Water St., take your first right on Washington St.  The Switch Tower is a 5 -minute walk along Washington St., which is the heart of a trendy dining, shopping and entertainment area.  The Switch Tower is located next to the bridge. Here you will learn how railroads used towers, such as this fully restored 1896 Switch Tower to house complicated interlocking mechanisms used to switch trains from one track to another by operators throwing levers to prevent trains from colliding.  The levers here were used on the Main Line for 88 years!  Visitors can pull the levers and watch the Acela and Amtrak trains roar by.