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Entries Tagged as 'Operations'

Norfolk & Western Heritage

January 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I have 7 pieces of KCS motive power units and all but 1 of them can be converted to either NS, SOU, Conrail or NW motive power. I will most likely strip the current paint schemes and re-paint them to NS and SOU schemes. The lone piece which will not be converted is the SD45T-2 unit, and since neither NS or SOU had tunnel units this one's fate is still yet to determined.

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Category: Informational · Operations

Freight Train Gridlock and NIMBY

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Let's say you live in a small town with a little used one (1) track rail line that runs through central downtown and between various neighborhoods. And lets say that same line has about 3 or 4 regular short line trains that run through every day. Little impact in the neighborhoods, only a few highway and downtown traffic stops a day […]

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Category: Operations

Murphy and the Law of Attraction?

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Mr. Murphy Law Strikes Again! Last week Monique had a few of her co-worker friends over at the house Friday night to celebrate our son’s 18th birthday and unannounced she invites them to see the train room. Uh oh, whut!!!!  Being unprepared for the impromptu tour I head up to the room, turned on the lights […]

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Category: Fun · Informational · Operations

Operations - Reflections on the future

March 19th, 2008 · No Comments

In a Trains.com Model Railroader forum post by Dave Vollmer he lists the struggles with operations on the N scale door Pennsy layout. I read this thread with great interest and sent in a reply, I have copied it below for reference and interest sake. The original thread Operations - A Personal Struggle

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Category: Model Railroading · Operations