This page is dedicated to telephone central offices both past and present.
I Retired From This Central Office Which Is An AT&T #5 ESS,
r our NETHE SWITCHMAN MESSAGE BOARD ! POST COMMENTS, EQUPMENT FOR SALE, QUESTIONS WHATEVER! CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE TELEPHONE MESSAGE BOARD.
We are building a page just for home built switches, if you have a switch in your home, basement, wherever, send us an e-mail describing it and attach photos with it, send to switchman @ centralofficeonline.com
You worked hard on your hobby, get it posted !
I used to work in a step by step office a long time ago and I really miss it, sure the new digital switches are great but they are really no fun to work on because you cannot see anything working,
NO MOVING PARTS AND NO NOISE .
I personallly think the old stuff was the greatest, it made lots of noise and you could see it working and it was large, taking up entire floors in buildings !
My personal favorite was the step by step central offices....
This page is all about the central office... mostly the old stuff.....
Here Is A Step By Step Office
IT WAS THE GREATEST OFFICE EVER BUILT
How Did I Get Interested In Central Offices? Click Here
WHICH OFFICE WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
CLICK THE PHONE OF YOUR CHOICE !
CLICK HERE FOR THE STEP OFFICE
CLICK HERE FOR OFFICE BUILDINGS
CLICK HERE FOR THE PANEL OFFICE
CLICK HERE FOR THE CROSSBAR OFFICE
CLICK HERE FOR THE ESS OFFICE CLASS 1-5
CLICK HERE FOR PHONE SOUNDS BUSY, RINGS
Click Here For Exchanges Outside The United States
While Listening To One Of My Favorite High Tech Radio Shows, An X-phoneman Bill Called In To Talk About The Good Old Days !! On The Tom And Darryl Show.... Click Here To Listen, Great Stuff !
Here Is A Second Call To High Tech Radio Shows, Phone Man Called In To Talk About The Good Old Days !! On The Tom And Darryl Show.... Click Here To Listen, They Start Talking About Phones about 15 Min into it so hang in there !
A Radio History of the Telephone
QUICK AND GREAT LINKS
Doug's SxS Switch
Telephone Central Offices History and Architecture
The Atlanta Telephone History Web site
Telephone Collector's International
Private Line Magazine Website!
TELEPHONE HISTORY PAGES
PHONE TRIPS, CO Sounds
TOM'S HOME BUILD STEP WEB SITE
A MEMORIAL TO THE BELL SYSTEM
The Early Years of the Strowger System by R.B. Hill
The History of the Telephone on Prince Edward Island
The Telephone Museum of Prince Edward Island
Dr. David Farber talks about his childhood and high school years, his career at
Bell Labs, most exciting moments in technology.
Please let us know of photos and links to telephone related material
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