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Engine 6353 is on the headend of train 523 at Arkansas City (Ark City by locals and the train crews) on June 9, 1978. The third unit in the consist is engine 6603. It had been turned into toast by a traction motor fire. Train 523 was the Ark City to Emporia sweeper. Disk 83
The ATSF ordered US&S materials in preparation for CTC installation between Newkirk, OK and Purcell 141 miles. The machine was at Arkansas City. By the end of 1953, CTC had been installed between Newkirk and Cross 10 miles, White Eagle to Nowers 89 miles, and Burnett to Norman 16 miles. The six miles between Cross and White Eagle were conmpleted by end of 1954. At the time the line had six passenger trains, six scheduled freight trains, two locals, plus many extra trains making the total 16 to 20 trains a day.