SLSF Kansas City Sub

An Operating Model Railroad featuring the railroads in Kansas City in the 1970s

Crew Positions on the Kansas City Subdivision

Dispatcher - Oversee/control all train movements over the railroad, line routes and signals using CTC system,  call crews as needed, Issue Clearance Forms to Train Crews, train Dispatcher Trainee  (if present) in proper dispatching procedures.

Road/Transfer Crews 

Road/Transfer Crew 1 - Runs the Zone 2 Switcher out of 19th St Yard, working all trailing point switches out to Rosedale Yard and then returns to 19th St Yard working all trailing point switches.  When finished will run trains out of KCT or Ft Scott staging as assigned by the Dispatcher.

Road/Transfer Crew 2 - Runs first train out of KCT as assigned by Dispatcher.  Upon completion, works Bonita Switcher, then returns to running trains as assigned by Dispatcher.

Road/Transfer Crew 3 - Runs transfer runs out of KCT across the railroad and returns to KCT as assigned by Dispatcher. 

19th St Yardmaster - Oversee all operations in the yard, assign duties to 19th St Switchcrew, communicate with the dispatcher and other train crews, perform hostling, breakdown incoming trains, build outbound trains, and local switching duties as required.

19th St Switchcrew - Breakdown incoming trains, build outbound trains, work local industries, make transfer runs to Neff Yard and Rosedale Yard, work Rodney Milling as assigned by Yardmaster

Rosedale Yardmaster - Oversee all operations in the yard, breakdown incoming trains, build outbound trains, work local industries, communicate with the Dispatcher and other Train crews. 

SLSF West Bottoms Turn - Pick up Train in 19th St Yard, run to West Bottoms, working all industries and return to 19th St Yard

Neff Yard Yardmaster - Oversee all operations in the yard, breakdown incoming trains, build outbound trains, communicate with the Dispatcher and other Train crews.

General Mills Switcher - Spots and Pulls all cars according to waybills of cars within the industry tracks.  Runs to Neff Yard as required to drop off and pick up cars to return to the Mill.

Armco Switcher - Spots and Pulls all cars according to waybills of cars within the industry tracks.  Works with Centropolis Switcher to send cars out of the industry and receive cars waybilled for the industry.

Centropolis Turn - Works all industries within the Centropolis Industrial area, runs to Neff Yard as required to drop off and pick up cars to return to Centropolis.  Works with Armco Switcher to set out and receive cars for Armco

MoPac West Bottoms Turn - Pick up Train at Neff Yard, run to West Bottoms and work all tracks in the Industrial area., Returns to Neff Yard upon completion of work.