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Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California

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Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

Date: April 3, 1952

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: ATSF Series 8, #92-2K

Unit ID: 50136

Summary: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's dispatcher Lee Webster works the C.T.C. panel in Fresno, California, that controls the territory between Fresno and Bakersfield, California. Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) is a system of control whereby the railroads employ a dispatcher at a central point, and the dispatcher remotely controls the signals and the routing of trains, and the engineer of a train must obey the signals. CTC bypassed the need for local operators and eliminated written (train) orders.

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Title (Main title): Dispatcher Lee Webster at the C.T.C. panel, Fresno, California


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    Railroad signals

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General Note: 2006-2007: Image description provided by William L. Martin, KSHS volunteer, and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway retiree.