A Photo Essay of Operations on the Kansas City Subdivision - Part 2
Updated 28 June 2016
Milwaukee Road Ottumwa - Coburg train puts cars away into receiving track at Coburg Yard.
Locomotive 355 moves to the turntable to reverse direction for the return journey to Ottumwa.
While locomotive 355 gets serviced at the roundhouse, the yard crew are busy shuffling cars, taking the inbound cars and replacing them with the outbound cars.
The yard crew will keep the train pulled out until the road locomotive is in position.
GP-35 #355 heads back down the yard track, then the yard crew pushes back the train to join on to the locomotive, making it ready to depart for Ottumwa.
Coburg Yard crew takes inbound cars over to another track to clear for the Outbound train. Meanwhile BN Transfer is getting ready to crossover to the South Main as they get closer to Coburg Yard.
Outbound Car Cards on the left and Inbound Car Cards on the right. For Outbound, the Destinations Bedford and Ottumwa are "off layout" and will be handled by delivering the cars to Ottumwa Yard. This is shown by the
red "Via" line on the waybill. Inbound cars are going to Lydia Ave and Centropolis respectively.
BNCY transfer train caboose passes Rock Creek junction, on it's way to Coburg Yard, next stop South Main at Freight Line Junction. Conductor of CYOT collects paperwork at the Yard Office before the train reverses to depart for Ottumwa.
Milwaukee Road CTOY, Locomotive #355 is ready to depart Coburg Yard for Ottumwa, waiting for the dwarf signal. BNCY waits for the Milwaukee train to depart.
Two photos of the dwarf signal 26LC departure signal from Coburg Yard lead to South Main track. Signal at stop then cleared.
Milwaukee Road train CYOT gets the clear and heads out on it's journey to Ottumwa. Signal drops to red as the train passes.
Milwaukee Road caboose brings up the back of the train as it clears Coburg Yard. Graphical CTC panel shows situation after CYOT has departed, BNCY waiting behind.
Graphical CTC panel shows BNCY following CYOT, both trains are in the same block.
Graphical CTC panel shows Milwaukee Road CYOT lined up to cross over at Freight Line Junction. BNCY holding at Rock Creek for entrance into Coburg Yard West.
Coburg Yardmaster panel shows train waiting at Coburg West (BNCY). Pushing the red button will clear the signal and allow the train into the yard.
BNCY on South Main at Rock Creek Junction has the clear (diverging) to enter Coburg Yard. Looking down the yard lead, signal on South Main is for CYOT Milwaukee Road train
to crossover onto the North Main.
Burlington Northern 145 pulls train BNCY into Coburg Yard track #2 to deliver their cars, Milwaukee Road 355 hauls CYOT to Ottumwa, taking the signal at Freight Line.
Both trains continue on their way.