Two great railroads bisected the city of Berea, OH. To the north was the New York Central’s water level route and to the south was the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis, the Big 4. They interchanged here under the control of Berea Tower. Chester Kamuda visited this busy interlocking during the Conrail era. Today, the NYC is operated by Norfolk Southern and the Big 4 by CSX. It is still a very busy place. Maps and narration.