Dispatcher Sheets

Train dispatcher sheets provide a wealth of information on the operation of a specific UP subdivision over a full 24-hour period.  Among other things they show the symbols and movement records of all trains that operated, their locomotives and any failures that occurred, cabooses, number of loaded and empty cars and gross tons, name of dispatchers, reasons for train delays, any livestock handled, including loading/unloading points, business cars (if present), and weather conditions.  Each dispatcher sheet provides all information necessary to reconstruct the situation that existed at any point along the subdivision on that day – valuable for historians, researchers, prototype modelers, and photographers alike.

For more information on dispatcher sheets see Mark Amfahr’s article “Interpreting Dispatchers’ Train Sheets” in the Winter 2016 issue of The Streamliner.

Kansas Division

Wyoming Division