Marketing campaign underway to avoid wasting Kalamazoo prepare tower | Information

The BO Tower was in-built 1888 and restored after a 1914 hearth.



KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — A marketing campaign is underway to avoid wasting a historic prepare tower in Kalamazoo.

The BO Rail Tower close to Porter Road has been in Kalamazoo since 1888, even being reconstructed in 1914 after it suffered a fireplace.


The tower was used to function numerous prepare observe switches within the metropolis. Since most prepare tracks are run remotely from Chicago now, the Michigan Division of Transportation says they don’t have any use for it.

In line with a publish on the official marketing campaign Fb web page, “Presently MDOT owns the tower and they want it gone as quickly as potential. For individuals who have not seen the tower just lately it has been vandalized which implies persons are close to the excessive pace rail line. MDOT sees this a a legal responsibility situation and would really like the tower gone due to this.”

The State says the tower might be preserved, however must be moved.


The BO tower in Kalamazoo is just one of two left in Michigan, with the opposite positioned in Detroit.

Group members seeking to get entangled with the marketing campaign can go to