A PROGRAM OF EXPERIMENTS INVOLVING CHANGES IN TERMINAL OPERATIONS - COMPLETION REPORT, EXPERIMENT INVOLVING THE INSTALLATION OF A REMOTE-CONTROL SWITCH AT KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI

This experimental program is a labor, management and government undertaking directed by the Labor/Management Committee. The St. Louis Terminal of the Missouri Pacific Railroad was selected as a location for testing innovative experiments in terminal operations. Temporary experimental changes are considered in any operational or regulatory aspect of the terminal. This report reflects the results and conclusions from an experiment involving the installation of a power switch and related CTC signaling at Kirkwood, Missouri, where Missouri Pacific's Carondelet Branch joins its St. Louis-Kansas City main line. Although changes in fixed facilities are outside the scope of the St. Louis Terminal Project, the Task Force on Rail Transportation decided to make this project an experiment because MoPac agreed to cover all costs of the project. The installation of the remote-control power turnout and signaling at Kirkwood has expedited the movement of five westbound trains daily with an average reduction in running time of approximately 18 minutes per train. It also eliminated the excessive blocking of street crossings in Kirkwood and Crestwood and provided safer train operations by allowing crews to enter and exit the main line at Kirkwood under signal indication.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Requests should be directed to the Task Force on Rail Transportation of the Labor/Maragement Committee, D.M. Collins, Secretary. FRA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

    Missouri Pacific Building, 210 North 13th Street
    St Louis, MO  USA  63103

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001-1564

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Railroad Labor Organizations

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  • Publication Date: 1975-9-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EB-400-0-ARR-849, DOT-FR-4-3003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM