Paola vs. MKT "Long Track"

Discussion in 'Kansas City Subdivision' started by tferk, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. tferk

    tferk Member Supporter

    Can anyone give any more detail on MKT's track connections to the Frisco at Paola? I know MKT trains could enter through the "short way" or "short x-over" near the Paola depot, or continue up the "Long Track" which paralled the Frisco for some distance. I am unclear just how long of distance this was, and at what milepost the Long Track connected with the Frisco main. Also, was the Long Track always MKT property, or a remnant of double track?


    Ted Ferkenhoff
    Houston, TX
  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    The PS (point of switch) of the MKT Long track was at MP C-41+30-1/2 poles. It was a CTC controlled switch.

    The Long Track was MKT tackage and it was not a remnant of double track.
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