Finland, PA L4/L5 Main Station

Located on Old Plains Road 2.5 mi S of PA Route 663

AT&T Long Lines Station with both hardened underground L5 coaxial cable terminal building and aboveground TD/TH microwave tower.  The large aboveground building was intended to be the location of a 4ESS toll switch, but it was never installed.  Currently an American Tower site with PCS and cellular tenants.  An active marked AT&T fiber cable route passes north-south, apparantly following the route of the FNLD-FTWS cable into the Philadelphia area.  This cable appears to originate at the Lanark POP, about 15 miles north of Finland.  As of June 1, 2000, the AT&T sign on the aboveground building had been removed.  It appears that AT&T no longer has any presence at this site beyond maintaining the cable rights of way.

L5 Cables

FNLD-ELDR Finland-Elderton, PA cable goes west from here, ultimately to Lillyville, PA and beyond to Hillsboro, MO.

FNLD-CHVL Finland-Cherryville, NJ cable goes east from here, ultimately to New York City.

FNLD-FTWS Finland-Fort Washington, PA cable goes south from here, ultimately to Philadelphia.

Microwave Paths

Finland connects via microwave with Harrow, Topton, Geigertown, Lionville, and Wayne.

Green = Microwave Paths

Violet = L5 cables

 

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Notes on pictures:

1) attfinlajpg, DSC00001, 00002, 00004, show entrance to underground building locates under parking lot.

2) DSC00003 shows a gamma ray detector used as part of a national nuclear detonation detection system. The site also has 3 of the mushroom type air blast wave detectors that triangulate the direction of arrival of the blast wave from a detonation.

3) DSC00005 shows a view down the ventilation shaft shown in DSC00001.

 
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DSC00001 through DSC00006 images taken June 1, 2000

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