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

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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.

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: April 3, 1952

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Item Number: 50136
Call Number: ATSF Series 8, #92-2K
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 50136

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