This thread was bumped up by a spam message; not a bad thing, because I'd forgotten about it, and have more info.
First, some background. A few years ago the Chester (NY) Historical Society was contacted by a woman looking for geneaological information on a couple of her husband's ancestors. A grandfather and grand uncle had worked for the L&HR and lived in the Greycourt area. She had a picture of one of them standing in front of XA tower that she thought was on the L&HR. The society contacted me, and I passed it on to Ed Crist; we both started digging into it.
The L&HR had no towers, so her theory was out on that point. At first I thought it might have been the Erie's tower at Greycourt (it looked similar, but the only photo I have of the Greycourt tower is not the best).
Ed's contacts with Erie historians finally nailed it. Apparently the grand uncle had migrated to the Erie from the L&HR; XA was the Erie's tower controlling a siding at Cheechunk, between Goshen and New Hampton (in the general area of the current Orange County Jail).
L&HR content- the grandfather moved to Warwick and worked his way to up chief dispatcher before retiring from the railroad, sometime in the fifties.