Yard Track Nomenclature

ten87 Feb 4, 2001

  1. ten87

    ten87 TrainBoard Member

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    I never got a response in the UP forum, so I thought I'd repost this question here...

    Please forgive my ignorance, but I've been looking at a schematic of UP's Roseville (California) Terminal and have some questions about nomenclature...
    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>What is a Trim Lead? Is that just so the yard dogs can get around the train, and the line engines can get to the front?

    <LI>What is the One Spot? I think I read somewhere that the One Spot is where cars to be repaired or loaded could be spotted by a loco once, and future movements on the track are by wench or other means?

    <LI>What is the Engine Turn? It just looks like a short passing siding, no wye, just a short run around. Is that for changing loco order in a lash-up? Perhaps so the loco with the most comfortable cab could be in front?

    <LI>What are the Rockpile Tracks? I don't think they're MOW tracks, since there is another area for that. Is this just a place to park ballast hoppers?
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  2. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    10-87 I have asked and found out, that these terms are local names for the Roseville yards, not generic. Every place has names like this, but unless you are qualified in the Roseville yard, you would never know what they meant. It takes a while to learn them all at any yard.
     
  3. ten87

    ten87 TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by watash:
    10-87 I have asked and found out, that these terms are local names for the Roseville yards, not generic.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks. Now if we can just get someone from Roseville or the UP to answer up...
     
  4. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    May be a good idea to post your question on the UP forum?
     
  5. ten87

    ten87 TrainBoard Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by watash:
    May be a good idea to post your question on the UP forum?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Tried that. Check out the first sentence of my original post above. [​IMG] Oh, and thanks for the comments in my guest book. Take care...
     
  6. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I meant again, now that time has passed and we have new members who may know the terms.
    You might also contact: uprr.com
    and direct your inquiry to:
    Mr.William E. Wimmer, V.P. Engineering.
    It doesn't hurt to ask him who to contact.
     
  7. ten87

    ten87 TrainBoard Member

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    I've now sent an email to the folks at UP. We'll see what kind of response I get...
     

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