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Thu Jul 12 07:18:52 EDT 2007

You're correct - there is a method of passing opposing trains when
both have more cars (or car lengths) than the siding will hold. A
conductor long ago sketched out the procedure for me, but I can
remember only the first two maneuvers.

1- The train taking siding leaves the overflow on the main line and
pulls into the siding.

2- The train holding the main track pulls ahead, couples to the over-
flow left on the main track.

Maybe Jimmy Lisle or Abe Burnette know the rest.


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