A few more of this New Year’s Eve 2016 op session that David called for those who have contributed so much to building the layout.
David served as a Grand Poobah and overall coordinator, usually found in the 16th Street yard aisle.
The CTC machine woke up only a couple days prior. After a quick “training” session Vince handled the morning traffic before a lunch pizza break.
Craig dispatched after lunch.
Frank brought the New York Central into International Paper, where it interchanges cars destined for the mill before heading to Havens Yard.
The first meet on the Ohio River Bridge.
Jeff ran a heavy coal drag south across the same bridge.
Bill and his uncle Les run coal northbound towards the Jackson lead by a pair of GP38s.
After bringing a coal train out of the Kayford valley, Jake calls the dispatcher for permission to enter the mainline and head for the rotary. That’s his dad Mark serving as Linnwood yardmaster and Kayford valley dispatcher.
Craig took a break from dispatching to switch the Morrison Coal prep plant.
Bob K switches the pulpwood track at International Paper.
Real life locomotive engineer Levi brings 261 through the Jay interlocking.
Rick’s beautifully detailed and weathered gas station stopped by for a visit in Mount Union.