Category Archives: Dispatcher

Posts of interest to Dispatchers

Hoop it Up: A RIGHT OVER order that caused a mess

This post is the first in a series of posts called “Hoop it Up”.  Hoop it Up is about train orders written during operations on the B&O Chillicothe Sub (BORRCS). For the TT&TO dispatcher, the train order is the tool … Continue reading

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New Clearnace Stamp for use by dispatchers

Dispatchers, I’ve modified the clearance stamp to align better with the Micro Mark clearance forms in use on the BORRCS. Here is a sample of the new stamp in use.  The text is aligns better to the form.  I have … Continue reading

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TT&TO: What to do when your train can’t go forward and your being over taken by a higher class train?

Last session the second section of No 98 had reason to pass the first section when the First 98 had problems in Midland City.  See the previous post.  This session, the saga of No 98 continues with the third section. During … Continue reading

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TT&TO: Can one section pass another?

I was not able to attend the August 2017 ops session, but I began hearing about it first thing the next morning.  Emails were flying. Keith sent the clarifying email: Andre was running 98-1 but one of the Geeps “sucked … Continue reading

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