Crestline, in the post steam days, was downgraded from a full service facility to that of a "gas station" for passenger trains passing through. Here E-7 #4219 and an E-8 are leading an eastbound passenger train in 1968. A blue flag is either being put up or taken down. When the flag was up, the train, under absolutely no circumstance, could be moved, a worker could be under or between cars. The person who puts up the flag is the person who takes it down. When passenger trains stopped in Crestline for refueling, a train inspector walked both sides of the train, looking for potential problems and checked all journal boxes for the proper amount of lubricant. Here also, the engine crew has just changed, and the crew laying over will stay at the railroad YMCA on the corner of N. Thoman and Bucyrus Streets, an easy walk from the station. (Photo by B. Lorenz)