Left Hand Running in Kansas

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Left Hand Running in Kansas

Post by 130MM » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Been spending a few days shooting photos on the Transcon in Kansas. Noted a lot of left hand running. Our theory is that this due to the KCIMF, and reducing conflicts with trains entering or leaving the facility. If this so, how far does it extend in either direction?

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Re: Left Hand Running in Kansas

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:54 am

The entire Transconn is under CTC control,both tracks are good in both directions,could be dispatcher preference.
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Re: Left Hand Running in Kansas

Post by Wayside » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 am

Yup. CTC. Either track, either direction.
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Re: Left Hand Running in Kansas

Post by John_Perkowski » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:13 pm

It’s also true on the historic CB&Q coming out of Murray Yard, NKC, MO. Trains tend to take siding engineer on the interior.

When the train has an independent run through a siding, it tends to hold the main track.
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