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The twin towns of Union City sit on the boundary between Ohio and Indiana. The former New York Central interlocking tower, on the Indiana side, stands vacant and no longer needed for railroad use. According to retired NYC tower operator Bill Haines (who catalogs for the Bull Sheet the status of former towers and their adaptive reuse), the tower was closed in 1969 when its functions were transferred to Ansonia Tower in Ohio. The town now wants to save Union City Tower. It will need to be moved 525 feet from its present location to a place where it can be transformed into a visitors' information center, with restrooms, in the town's Artisan Walk and Military Park. There it can also serve as the first stop on a walking tour of the town's historic railroad roots. At its new, safer location, it will be angled in relation to the track. The state of Indiana has offered $50,000 in matching funds for the project, but the town will need to raise an equal amount to qualify for the match. Those willing to contribute are invited to send donations to UC Rail Tower, 105 N. Columbia, Union City, Indiana 47390. [Posted 2-12-2021]