Updated 2 March 2006
Today, we will take a ride with the KCS Transfer run. Any thumbnail image on this page can be clicked for a larger version, which will open in a new window.
The crew will board their train at Southwest Junction.
Here is KCS 710, headlight on and ready to depart.
After receipt of their order, the KCS transfer crew begin their trip over the Kansas City Sub.
KCS 710 arriving at Southwest Jct.
The KCS crew soon arrive at Sheffield Junction
710 arrives at Rock Creek Junction, passing by the Standard Oil refinery at Sugar Creek and the Rock crusher.
Not long after, the KCS caboose leaves Sheffield Junction
Extra KCS 710 West arrives at Freight Line Jct. The train is on the North Main and will crossover to the South Main here at Freight Line.
The KCS transfer leaves Freight Line Junction.
and passes Rock Creek Junction and the Sugar Creek refinery.
Extra KCS 710 West arrives at Freight Line Junction.
KCS 710 notifies the Coburg Yardmaster and cuts off their locomotive for the Yard crew to switch out the cars.
Cars waiting on South Main at Freight Line for Yardmaster.
The Coburg Yardmaster pulls out the cars for the KCS transfer (3 cars)
Yardmaster throws the turnout (Dispatcher has released the lock for local control) and pushes out on main to pickup from the KCS train.
The Yardmaster pushes the 3 cars picked up from the KCS transfer into number 1 track in Coburg Yard. The cars will go on local jobs later.
Here are the cars parked in number 1 track.
Now the Yardmaster pushes out the 3 cars onto the KCS train and leaves it on the South Main.
After completing the move, MILW 1646 clears the main track and moves back to the yard lead for a well earned coffee break. Note the Milwaukee Road spark arrestors fitted to the engine exhaust. These were a Milwaukee design for some of their diesel engines to help reduce fires from exhaust sparks.
Here are the Car Cards and Waybills for the cars dropped off to Coburg number 1 track. The brown boxcar is a load of bricks going to Centropolis, the orange reefer will go to Sykes Cold Storage at Centropolis with a load of beef and the last boxcar will go to Hillside lumber at Independence. A local turn crew will deliver these cars later.
Here are the Car Cards and Waybills for the cars picked up at Coburg for the KCS. These cars all have a red 'VIA' on them, designating them as 'off the layout' industries serviced by the KCS. We assume that the KCS will deliver these cars for us and that the cars will eventually return on another KCS transfer job.
SLSF (Frisco) Box car Card and Waybill
MILW Reefer car Card and Waybill
Rock Island car Card and Waybill
KCS 710 crossing over at Sheffield Junction.
KCS 710 heading for Broadway Tower, passing Sugar Creek siding.
KCS transfer arriving at Broadway Tower.
Here is Broadway Tower staging. The dispatcher controls the staging tracks via an AD4 accessory decoder. The track power is switched so that only the selected track has power. The selected track is shown via a Green LED.
The order book, after issuing all the orders.
and the train sheet
KCS Transfer tied up (completed) at Broadway Tower