AUTOMATION REACHES A HIGH LEVEL AT SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S WEST COLTON YARD

West Colton is six miles long, 2,000 ft wide, and has 93 miles of track with capacity for 6,800 cars on its 560 acres. The main classification bowl of the yard is divided into two 24-track groups, with space to add another 24 tracks when needed. The four center tracks of each group are extended to form departure tracks, so trains can move out quickly. Receiving and departure tracks are built on wide centers to permit mobilized inspection and minor repairs to cars without delay. There are large-scale facilities for repair and servicing of freight cars, cabooses, and locomotives, a laboratory for quality control of fuel and lubricants, and a permanent training center for personnel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1975 12:00AM