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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.

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

Main 1............ Approach Lit
Main 2............ Approach Lit

Main 1............ Approach Lit
Main 2............ Approach Lit

Date Added: 5/28/2001
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