Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway train order operator A. V. Roberts at Lubbock, Texas, on November 19, 1963. Roberts is talking to a train over the company radio, which is the blue box under the clipboard at right. The phone to his left was a direct line to the dispatcher. Note the blank train orders in the tall cabinet at left and the completed train orders in the desk. Train orders were used to authorize train movements and amend published schedules into the 1980s on the Santa Fe. Note also the telegraph sounder, still operational but rarely used, in the lower right corner. The Prince Albert tobacco can was ubiquitous and improved the telegraph's tone. On the shelf beyond the train order cabinet is a stack of waybills with a switchlist on top, used by trains' conductors when picking up and dropping off freight cars. At the time of the photo, the train order office was located in a modified mobile home. The old freight house had been destroyed by fire on May 28, 1962, and its brick replacement did not open until December 1963. Lubbock was an important yard and junction on the Santa Fe's mainline between Texas and Clovis, New Mexico, where the "Texas Line" joined the transcontinental line between Chicago and the West Coast. Lubbock remains a busy location on the BNSF system. Three days after this photo was made, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, 350 miles east of Lubbock.