Track bays in GCT

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Track bays in GCT

Post by CP-4070 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:52 am

Why are some ends of the track bays (if you call it like that) in GCT round and others straight? Has this something to do with observation cars when they were placed against the bumper while other platforms were rather used for MU cars with rather square ends?
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Re: Track bays in GCT

Post by JamesRR » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:16 am

I think it was just an aesthetic design decision, as the cars would never be rolled that far back to 'hug' the rounded concrete. It appears to be a more elegant way to have the platform straddle the bumper end of the track. Most of the tracks on both levels have them, but there are some squared-off ones. As to why....hard to say. Some might have been redone over years for whatever reason, but more likely, the original building of the station was such a big project done over phases that a deviation in the design occurred.

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Re: Track bays in GCT

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 pm

Some were changed when Standby ground power was installed for the Turbos.
the Steam plant lines were next to the bumping block.
At the loop tracks the main ramp would send passengers to the concourse level,while the car knockers would cutoff the inbound road power
under the ramp.
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