Santa Fe piggyback train symbol 178 approaching Canyon, Texas

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Jack Delano on train approaching Canyon, Texas

Jack is riding the caboose of a westbound train that is crossing the Palo Duro River just north of Canyon, Texas.

The installation of CTC was completed between Texico, NM and Amarillo in April 1948. The CTC machine was in Amarillo until 1986. The installation involved the removal of 115 semaphore signals, the installation of 55 color light signals and the converstion of all interlocking signals at east Clovis, Texico, and west Amarillo to color light.

Santa Fe piggyback train symbol 178 approaching Canyon, Texas

Train symbol 178 began in 1977 and handled TOFC from Corwith on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Extra 5930 West (train symbol 178) has just crossed the Palo Duro Creek Bridge at Canyon on May 16, 1978. In 1980 the schedule of train 178 was expanded to operate from Corwith Tuesday through Saturday and could operate on Sunday if there was sufficient traffic. Bottom picture on Disk 104