Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trains passing in opposite direction on a one track rail line

From: "Ryan Victor"

Practical Question: If there was only 1 track how did train get around each other? In other words if it took 9 days to travel the line, would someone on the east coast have to wait 18 days (train travel to the west coast and back) before seeing another train heading west?

Just Curious

—Ryan Victor


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

They use a railroad passing siding where a switch creates two parallel tracks from one track that then rejoin at a second switch into the single track so that a whole train can sit on the second track while another train passes in the opposite direction.

10/10/2010 7:06 PM  

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