Signal Bridge 2541

That's not the sun setting - it's the moon setting. An hour before sunrise on June 5, 2001 the moon dips below the western horizon. Like a condemned prisoner, at sunrise this signal will be eliminated as the new CTC system will be cutover in just a few hours. By late afternoon, the bridge will be like a beached whale lying on its side in the weeds. This is the west end of the small Holbrook yard. Every late afternoon weekday a set of immaculate Apache Alcos makes the run from Snowflake to interchange with the Santa Fe. The Apache swaps loaded boxcars of pressed fiberboard, and receives loaded woodchip cars, empty boxcars, and loaded coal cars for the mill's power plant in Snowflake, Arizona. The mail box in the background is were the waybills are exchanged.