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Train FMS (Forwarder Merchandise Special) crests the summit at Norden on May 14, 1973. This train was scheduled out of Ogden at 12:30AM. If on-time it would be out of Sparks at 12:01PM. The elevation here is 6,890 feet.
In 1930, SP added a GRS model 2 56 lever interlocking at Norden to control 8 switches, 5 crossovers, 4 derails and 62 signals. Helpers were cut out of all heavy freight trains and the engines turned on the turntable between the two main tracks. At the time there were 6 passenger and 16 freight trains a day. During 1929, before the Depression, there were up to 36 freight trains a day. Disk 27