A look at the harsher side of railroading! The east switch at Tabernash was not locking up on the dispatcher's board, meaning he could not be certain it was properly lined. As a result, the dispatcher was not able to get the Zephyr a light out of Tabernash. The solution was to have the conductor hop off the train with a broom and sweep the snow and ice out of the switch points. Then, manually throw the switch to the siding and back to the main. Meanwhile, the Zephyr got authority from the dispatcher to proceed past the red signal at east Tabernash. Once the lead units are on the switch, the conductor will put the switch back in power and the train will continue east.
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