Question about platforms

rva1945 Aug 6, 2016

  1. rva1945

    rva1945 TrainBoard Member

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    Hi:

    As there will be a couple of trains running here, a Rio Grande freight train and a (Amtrak?) passengers service, I'm doing the homework and looking for any station that is served by the passenger train and passe by the freight, like for example Helper or Green River stations in Utah.

    As it can be seen in this picture of Green River station, there is only one platform and I wonder if both westbound and eastbound trains share the same track or both are used, in this case, do passengers get down on the grass (when on the track that can bee seen at the left of the picture)?

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    The same question for Helper station:

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    Or am I wrong?

    Thanks
     
  2. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky N scale Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The passenger trains, either direction, will come in on the siding.
     
  3. ken G Price

    ken G Price TrainBoard Member

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    I see many other tracks for freight trains to by pass the station. Do you not see them? There are many!
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Rick is correct. From either direction, passenger trains use the one track. This separates them from the freights, which can then pass by without delay, while the passenger work is done.
     

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