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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's CTC board, San Bernardino, CA

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's CTC board, San Bernardino, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1949
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) board and operator at San Bernardino, California. Centralized Traffic Control is a system of control whereby the railroads employ a dispatcher at a central point, and the dispatcher remotely controls the signals and the routing of trains, and the engineer of a train must obey the signals. CTC bypassed the need for local operators and eliminated written (train) orders.


Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company employees
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows employees for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company dispatching trains from an unidentified tower.


Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California

Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 3, 1952
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's dispatcher Lee Webster works the C.T.C. panel in Fresno, California, that controls the territory between Fresno and Bakersfield, California. Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) is a system of control whereby the railroads employ a dispatcher at a central point, and the dispatcher remotely controls the signals and the routing of trains, and the engineer of a train must obey the signals. CTC bypassed the need for local operators and eliminated written (train) orders.


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