The main line is approximately 350 feet long and features several passing sidings, along with double track from Kansas City to West Topeka. Also featured are the BNSF crossing and interchange at East Topeka and a Kansas City Terminal Railroad industrial area. The East staging yard is 18th Street Yard in Kansas City and the West staging yard is North Platte Yard. 18th Street Yard is also the classification yard and engine terminal for the layout.
There are 9 industries on the KCT, 5 on the BNSF, and 21 on the UP which are switched using 4 different locals. Typically between 22 and 26 trains are run during an operating session.