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The Crossover of Castilla is located at milepost 684.7 on the Provo Subdivision.The Castilla crossover was constructed after the mudslide at Thistle occurred. At thetime, there was a crossover at Thistle that trains could use to cross from track two totrack one (when heading west). However, after the grade realignment, a new crossover hadto be installed. Castilla is 3.7 miles west of where Thistle is, or rather was. TheThistle crossover had been located at milepost 681.0.


Picture 1
In the distance, notice the deep fire red color on the mountain. This is part of a cutconstructed so that US Hwy 6 could also bypass the mudslide at Thistle. It is just belowthis cut where the new railroad grade is located.


Picture 2
The control box at Castilla can be found just to the side of US Hwy 6.


Picture 3
A shot of Castilla looking through the crossover, eastbound. Unfortunately, it justwasn't feasible to get a picture looking westbound.


CASTILLA STATISTICS
Subdivision.. Provo
Milepost..... 684.7
Crossover.... Track 2 to Track 1
Speed........ 50-45
Dispatcher... DS-78
AAR.......... 23 (160.455)
House Track.. None
Branches..... None
Grade Xing... None
Access Road.. None

EAST SIGNALS
Main 1............ Approach Lit
Main 2............ Approach Lit

WEST SIGNALS
Main 1............ Approach Lit
Main 2............ Approach Lit

Date Added: 5/28/2001
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