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Date: 10/27/20 11:01
UP Herington Sub
Author: dpc37

The siding at Waldeck has been extended west to MP 200.7 it is now 15000 feet long.

Date: 10/27/20 15:14
Re: UP Herington Sub
Author: tomstp

That is getting to be the "normal " size for UP passing tracks.

Date: 10/27/20 17:24
Re: UP Herington Sub
Author: Northern

How much of the Rock Island 112lb rail welded by Southern Pacific is still in use on the line today?

Date: 10/27/20 19:54
Re: UP Herington Sub
Author: dt8089

From what I saw 2 years ago was 136lb rail being the standard from Tucumcari to Dwight KS.  UP put a lot of work into that line and I believe its all CTC now too.  Dan

Date: 10/28/20 05:18
Re: UP Herington Sub
Author: dpc37

There is still a little ABS/TWC between El Paso and Topeka.
Herington yard is Yard Limit-ABS and then from milepost 209.6 to Milepost 246.0 is ABS-TWC
Here are the sidings north to south that have been extended between Topeka and El Paso.
Waldeck 15000'
Wellsford 17040'
Fowler 17243'
Stevens 14990'
Obar 15000'
Arvid 18614'
Vaughn 15862'
Omlee 14937'
Ancho 16200

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