Whistle post locations

Discussion in 'Right of Way' started by klrwhizkid, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Would whistle post have been found in the right of way between double-track mains or would a single one on the outside of a right-hand main been the standard.
     
  2. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Your right Keith, only on the outsides, nothing between the mains. "Right hand side as seen by passing train" Frisco didn't have too much two main track, some directional E&W abs, but that would hold true for siding's also. The older track was 13.6 to 15 Ft center to center. Not much room for signs.
     
  3. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    William is correct that the whistle boards were on the outside of the tracks. This held true for a siding and main track and for two main tracks signaled in both directions. I can't speak to current of traffic double track mains which were run directionally with a train running against the current of traffic. We had current of traffic rules in the rule book, but I didn't see any. All of our two main tracks were CTC on the Cherokee and Creek subs where I ran from June 1971 on. Someone else will have to speak to that the current of traffic situations, if in fact, the Frisco had any. Terry
     
  4. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    The only I know of was St Louis-West. Double Track ABS territory. We retired a bridge up their once upon a time.
     

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