Stanley Tower, located at the north end of Conrail’s Stanley Yard near Toledo, Ohio, was an important junction. In the 1980s, Conrail trains departing the yard could here access the Toledo Branch, the former Toledo & Ohio Central line to Columbus, the Miami CUT Branch to reach the main line connections to Detroit and Elkhart near the Maumee River Bridge, and the Toledo Terminal Railroad’s line for transfers to other carriers in the Toledo area.
Stanley Tower was closed in 2008, and Miami CUT Branch lost its usefulness after Conrail was sold and split up in 1999. There is no longer a direct link from Stanley Yard to the Miami CUT.
When I visited the area on a snowy 10 March 1984, classic Conrail scenes could still be captured, as in the two photographs below.