Positive experiences using single tracking combined with centralized traffic control on the Florida East Coast Railway, Soo Line and Illinois Central are detailed. While this approach seemed to work well for these particular railroads, Grand Trunk Western's (GTS) experience was not so positive. It was determined that double tracking was best suited for GTW's needs as the volume GTW handles was too much for single track and centralized traffic control to handle and maintain or improve its level of service to its customers. Another railway, Monongahela Railway, has also opted to use double tracking.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-46
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 45
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM