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 trains out of Staging Yards onto Main Line as assigned by Dispatcher.  

Road/Transfer Crew 2 - Runs trains out of Staging Yards onto Main Line as assigned by Dispatcher.

Road/Transfer Crew 3 - Runs trains out of Staging Yards onto Main Line as assigned by Dispatcher. 

Yard Crews

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. 

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

Industry Jobs

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.

Bonita Switcher  -  Works all industries in the town of Bonita, including large Ash Grove Cement Plant.

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

SLSF Zone 1 Turn -  Pick up Train in Rosedale Yard, run to Merriam, working all industries and return to Rosedale Yard

SLSF Zone 2 Turn  -  Pick up Train in 19th St Yard, work trailing point industries between 19th St Yard, and Rosedale Yard.  At Rosedale Yard drop off shorts, run around train and return to 19th St Yard, working all trailing point industries.

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

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.