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Do railroads have a standard for the listed milepost for a station/siding?

If there's a 7000' passing siding, and the milepost is listed as "1045.8", is that one end of the siding, the middle, where the "station sign" is (or station originally was located).

Same with tunnels and bridges?

In particular I am referring to BNSF's ex-BN, nee-GN lines.


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On the ATSF lines the station sign was placed as close to the original site of the depot as possible. The m.p. listed on the ATSF lines in BNSF ett's is the location of the station sign.


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On the track charts, the switches are noted mileposts for example, NSS lookout is MP 78.900 and the SSS Lookout is at MP 80.000, as for Station signs on TWC and CTC, both are just about at the same location at each end of the sidings or on TWC & CTC , it could be at the center of a siding or un controlled siding at a RR trackside building such as a depot and such. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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