Re: Possible L Main Stations
>I have obtained a list of possible L Carrier Main Stations (which arestill
>operated by AT&T for other purposes).- Sweetwater, TX
>Can anyone verify any of these?
- Gadsden, AL
- Hoffman Estates, IL
Those three are new to me.
- Bedminster NJ
Bedminster is AT&T's Network Operations Center. I didn't know it was an
L-carrier facility, but it would certainly make sense to put an important
function like the NOC in a protected structure.
- Falls Church, VA
I live just outside the city limits of Falls Church. The only AT&T presence
I'm aware of in the area is an L-carrier "spur line", now fiber-optic,
which runs from the Dranesville bunker (about 13 mi. to the NW) along Rt. 7
through Falls Church on its way to an AT&T facility called Arlington 3,
near the Pentagon and DISA HQ. There is a brick structure on Rt. 7 just
outside Falls Church which might be a repeater hut. I have to check it
out; it might be just a pumping station.
There is a Bell Atlantic CO named "Falls Church". It's actually just
outside the city limits, on Rt. 29 (Lee Hwy.) in Arlington County. It was
mentioned once as a possible NTA NS/EP HF station, but I couldn't see any
antennas. It's an old building, and appears to be just a local switch.
Further north on Rt. 29 is a big AT&T microwave station called Arlington 2.
I believe it was a Class 2 or 3 center. It's dead now, but has the usual
cell site and other miscellaneous antennas. I'm told it was one of two
major microwave links for DC. I do wonder if it might have been connected
to the Dranesville spur line. No evidence of an underground facility.
- Herndon, VA
Herndon is about 3 mi. SSW of Dranesville. It might have been an alternate
name, or a mailing address. The main N-S cable should pass through that
area, so I'll check it out and advise.
- On 5/10/15 5:04 PM, farrelmb@... [coldwarcomms] wrote:
> Try dissolving back and forth between 2002 and 1962. It looks like theNo guarantees until someone visits the county land records.
> southern most house in 1962 was demolished to build the access road.
> The building that we're looking at appears to be bigger in 1962 than it
> does in 2002. It looks like just another house. I wonder if this
> really was a repeater location.
But I noted the county imagery registration is off between years;