Layout update part 2…

Here is layout update part two. Today I was able to put down on my garage floor rubber interlocking floor mats for myself and any operators to stand on. Unfortunately I was one set of four mats short, which will be remedied in the next few days. So, another task before operating sessions commence has … Continue reading

Layout update….

As promised, here is update number one. The past two weeks have seen old man winter hit our part of the country again, so that means staying in and working on projects. It also of course means not much time out on the layout. On a few nice days however, some tasks were completed on … Continue reading

This week on the Hitop part 2….

So again we raced back up the highway pacing the Spring Street turn, following him to Spring Street yard, and caught him pulling in below: As the Spring Street job had already lined up the outbound cars for the Spring Street turn, engine 3403 gets in the clear while 5628 pulls the train onto the … Continue reading

This week on the Hitop part 1…..

Today found us out and about the length of the Secondary and not the actual Hitop Secondary for once. We started actually in Spring Street yard in Charleston. We found leased PNC 3403 hard at work at first switching out an empty SP boxcar and replacing it with an empty PC boxcar to be filled … Continue reading

More Research….

In doing all my new waybills, I’ve discovered numerous times just how interesting research can be. As I use the industry database on the Opsig website, searching and researching the various industries and car routings, etc. for all the rolling stock on my layout, it’s been quite interesting. In interesting, meaning learning what manufacturers make … Continue reading