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Southern Pacific freight train symbol MERVY at Ashland, Oregon

Building toward the center, the SP line from the south connected with the line from the north here at Ashland in December 1887.

Southern Pacific freight train symbol MERVY by semaphore signals at Ashland, Oregon Southern Pacific freight train symbol MERVY at Ashland

Train MERVY pulls into Ashland for a crew change on July 7, 1979. The outbound crew would not be called until 3:00PM. It was only 8:00AM so I decided to head for Grass Lake, CA and hope to see more action there. As it turned out my first train there didn't come until about 3:00PM. Disk 24