RDG Track Numbering

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RDG Track Numbering

Postby R,N, Nelson » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:23 pm

On the B&O, eastbound tracks were even numbered and westbound tracks were odd. But on the CNJ, it was the exact opposite.

What about the RDG?

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Re: RDG Track Numbering

Postby L&HR C&S » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:44 pm

Not sure about the Reading, but on most east / west railroads (erie / nysw, ect) track 1 is the north track and track 2 is the south track.
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Re: RDG Track Numbering

Postby R,N, Nelson » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:52 pm

The north track being the one that is north of a second track which would be the south track. If so, the north track would be the westbound, right?

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Re: RDG Track Numbering

Postby westernfalls » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:04 pm

Indeed, the CNJ track numbering was the opposite of the Reading.
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Re: RDG Track Numbering

Postby R,N, Nelson » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:49 am

Thanks. Now I know for sure

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Re: RDG Track Numbering

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:35 pm

As far as I know, the CNJ was the only road to use that system of track numbering, while the Reading, B&O, NYC, Erie, and New Haven all used odd numbers for westbound, in keeping with the usual practice for train numbers. Does anybody know why the CNJ did the opposite?
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