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Detour maps

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am
by dhogan
Most railroads published detour maps---T&P included. The map shows all the T&P branches and mainlines plus connecting "foreign" railroad lines (with basic info about them). In case of a detour situation, the best re-route could be selected.
Right off hand, I can't cite a specific case of a T&P detour on a "foreign" road. However, I do know SP detoured trains (including the SUNSET LIMITED) west of Fort Worth on the T&P.
I even read of a situation in which MO&G (or KO&G) detoured from Denison to Paris on the T&P once to connect with the Frisco to reach Durant, OK. I believe the bridge over the Red River north of Denison was damaged.