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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May 29, 2015 6:04 PM

The move that sped up train travel over the Cuesta Grade

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