Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe [Burlington Northern Santa Fe]
Crookton, Arizona (East Crookton)
November 22, 1997

The Santa Fe spared no expense in making the Crookton Cutoff a high-speed raceway, including bidirectionally signaled CTC. At this time the classic Santa Fe signal bridges were still in place, although it would not be long before the newly-created Burlington Northern Santa Fe began toppling them in favor of Safetrans signals with their freeway-like tubular supports. The signal maintainers' stairwell gives on an idea of just how high this embankment is over the surrounding terrain.

This page posted 8/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.