A Photo Essay of Operations on the Kansas City Subdivision - Part 3
Updated 28 June 2016
Two more photos of BNCY and CYOT moving along towards their destinations.
Milwaukee Road #355 leading CYOT passes through Freight Line Junction while BN #145 leading BNCY continues down into Coburg Yard Track #2.
The graphical CTC display shows CYOT passing through, lined up to Rock Creek Junction.
The dispatcher lines up CYOT through to Southwest Junction, where it will leave CTC control and head to Ottumwa Yard.
BNCY is fully in track #2 while 355 powers up hauling CYOT.
Coburg Yard crew picks up two Outbound BN cars in preparation for making the return train CYBN. Milwaukee Road 1646 hauls cars past the tower.
BN #145 moves up to the Roundhouse, clearing the way for the Yard crew to assemble their return train (CYBN). Inbound cars go onto Track #1.
Yard crew places BN caboose and Outbound cars on Track #2, ready for BN #145 to couple on and soon the locomotive is coupled up and ready to pick up the paperwork.
BN #145 moves up to the yard office to pick up paperwork, which will the the Outbound cards shown. Green boxcar goes to Dallas and the white tank car goes to St. Joseph.
Notice the "Via BN" in red on both waybills - this indicates that Dallas and St. Joseph are not on the layout, but are deemed to be delivered when the cars are sent to the
BN Murray yard staging track just past Broadway Tower.
Picture showing Inbound car cards and waybills. The white reefer is going to Sykes Cold Store at Centropolis and the black tank car is going to Standard Oil at Coburg.
The Yard crew will assemble a Centropolis train later to deliver the reefer and the tank car will be delivered by the Coburg Yard crew as the Industrial spur for Standard Oil
and Consolidated Grain Growers runs off of the Coburg Yard lead.
Photo showing trains lined up CYOT heading to Southwest Junction and CYBN lined up to depart from Coburg West.
Milwaukee Road Coburg - Ottumwa train led by #355 approaches the signal at Rock Creek. The signal shows a low green indicating that the train should go slow through Sheffield
Junction. Meanwhile, Coburg Yard - BN Yard transfer train prepares to leave Coburg and enter the main track, their signal is just beyond the lumber yard building.
Milwaukee Road train and Burlington Northern transfer pass each other at Rock Creek Junction in two photos.
The graphical CTC panel shows the state of play as both trains move towards their destinations. CYOT is passing through Sheffield on the North Main and CYBN approaches Freight Line Junction.
Milwaukee Road Coburg Yard - Ottumwa Manifest freight throttles up rolling by the Thomas farm, waving at Mr. Thomas on his tractor, does he ever take a break?
Milwaukee Road caboose brings up the end of train CYOT past the Thomas farm as BN 145 approaches Freight Line Junction with CYBN transfer.
The graphical CTC panel shows CYOT at Southwest Junction on it's way to Ottumwa, CYBN at Freight Line Junction, lined up to Sheffield. Then next picture shows CYBN lined up
all the way to Broadway Tower.
BN #145 leading CYBN gets the low green at Sheffield, indicating slow through the junction as they are crossing the main track and taking the diverging route to Broadway Tower
and the next photo shows the train snaking across the junction.
The graphical CTC panel shows the state of the railroad as CYBN moves across Sheffield while the tail end of CYOT is still at Southwest Junction.
BN #145 shortly arrives at Broadway Tower.