KEYBOARD CONTROL...Making possible a continuous flow of wartime traffic over congested Southern Pacific railroad tracks; photo shows J.M. Baggett, dispatcher, who is operating remote electrical controls to expedite train movement over the Santa Lucia mountains.
KEYBOARD CONTROL...Making possible a continuous flow of wartime traffic over congested Southern Pacific railroad tracks; photo shows J.M. Baggett, dispatcher, who is operating remote electrical controls to expedite train movement over the Santa Lucia mountains.
KEYBOARD CONTROL...Making possible a continuous flow of wartime traffic over congested Southern Pacific railroad tracks; photo shows J.M. Baggett, dispatcher, who is operating remote electrical controls to expedite train movement over the Santa Lucia mountains.

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .