Springfield Yard - Operations Info Request

Discussion in 'General' started by Rick McClellan, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  2. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Karl, that is the exact document I have been searching for. I have the KC version about the same date and it has lots of good information about how the KC yards were operated, customer lists, interconnecting railroads, freight house locations, etc. These yard operation documents would be a great addition to the Operations section of this website.

    Thanks for your help Karl and I look forward to seeing the Springfield version.
     
  3. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    I will see if I can scare up a general map. I don't have anything made by the company but I think there is something in my archives.

    At a high level I believe that North Yard in the 1970s handled TOFC (there were three ramps there), reefers for Kraft (special reefer track south of the TOFC ramps) and cars to be switched along Commercial St. (this is a pure guess on my part). I remember seeing lots of covered hoppers and box cars in the North Yard in the early 1980s before the BN changed a lot of the operation. The North Yard even had it's own office just north of the old CTC building at the corner of Commercial and Washington.
     
  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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  5. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  6. SteveM

    SteveM Member Frisco.org Supporter

    http://rrsignal.com/photos/

    Rick, here's a site with photos of the CTC panels in Springfield, plus others all over the system, plus many other roads. Appropriate for your earliest sessions? Think Joe could whip one of these up for you?
     
  7. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    The internet never ceases to amaze me! Whodda thunk that there would be photos of CTC instalations posted--anywhere!!?? Or who would possibly have been intersted enough to post them?

    Tom G.
     
  8. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Wow! What's not to love about the photo of the WB entering Newburg?

    SLSF CTC Signal Dillion to Sleeper C.T.C. 1.jpg
     
  9. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Very Interesting. I would be very interested in finding the panels for around Springfield after the new East Belt was built. MK junction is on these panels, but not WS junction.

    Paul
     
  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Here is a photo of the machine in Springfield.
    SLSF CTC Machine Springfield 1947.jpg
     
  11. tferk

    tferk Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re-reading this thread.... Did the 1961 Terminal Facilities-Springfield document ever get posted to the group?
     
  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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