Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 7:59:08 PM (PT)
Assuming traffic was light enough that UP decided not to (re)install CTC, then I'm sure track warrants would be used. So yes, the dispatcher would tell the train where to go and where to hold and where to clear the track. Similar to the way the Limon Sub works as well as the BNSF Front Range Sub. The Joint Line (with the exception of the single track through the Springs) works this way as well, but with the addition of automatic block signals...
Posted By Robert Gift On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 7:40:35 PM (PT)
With cell phone communications, would they ever need signals on this line again?
If more than one train, would a dispatcher not tell them what to do and where to wait/pass?