Photo By: Kevin Morgan

This is one of the saddest sights I saw the entire day during the visit to Tennessee Pass! Over the years, UP has been cannibalizing the CTC system on the pass to use the components in other areas. Case-in-point would be the missing signal head from the signal at west Tennessee Pass. The best indication a train could get here is now "where-is-the-signal-head-over-yellow".
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Posted By Webmaster On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 At 7:59:08 PM (PT)

Robert-  
 
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...  
 
Kevin


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?  
Thank you.

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Location Information
City or County and State
Leadville, CO

Subdivision
Tennessee Pass (UP)

Milepost or Control Point
MP 281.2 (West Tennessee Pass)




Train Information
Railroad
Union Pacific, Rio Grande
Model
None
Unit Number
None



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 40D
ISO
200
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
38 mm
Shutter
1/400 seconds
Aperture
f/7.1


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