AT&SF Main Line

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AT&SF Main Line
Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:16 AM

Is the Sibley, MO, Bridge, the only single-track portion left?

For whatever reason, I could not post this question on the Trains Forum.

I will appreciate an answer.  Thanks.

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Posted by timz on Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:11 AM

Don't know, but if you want to be technical...

Do they still have paired single tracks with Wabash east of KC? And that SFe track hasn't been doubled? Likewise with the Alton west of Joliet?

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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:35 AM

The paired track with the Alton (GM&O/ICG) was discontined in the ICG era.  There are a couple of places in Kansas where there is still single track but the use of different districts in each direction takes care of traffic requirements.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:40 PM

Isn't there still a single track bridge near the Kansas-Oklahoma stateline?

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 21, 2020 9:04 AM

RC, you mean dividing traffic between the CB&Q main and the AT&SF main Chi-KC?

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Posted by timz on Monday, September 21, 2020 10:16 AM

I'm guessing he means west of Emporia -- maybe he means there's some single track between Ellinor and Wellington but trains can run via Newton.

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Posted by rcdrye on Monday, September 21, 2020 11:13 AM

timz

I'm guessing he means west of Emporia -- maybe he means there's some single track between Ellinor and Wellington but trains can run via Newton.

 

Correct.  Otherwise the Sibley Missouri bridge over the Missouri River involves a single track for less than two miles.

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