Welcome back to the P.C.C.M. 43 series. We wrap up the origination portion today. We'll start it off with some yard switching and close it out with the dispatch of PC Train LI-1. Train LI-1 was an actual PC train that rain daily leaving from Oak Point Yard in the Bronx NY at 04:00 AM for Selkirk NY with a scheduled arrival time at 12:00 PM.
To: Selkirk, West Mill, Zenith Yard
From: Terminal Yard
Dispatch of Train LI-1 (Empire City to Selkirk)
Getting down to business the switch crew has spotted NYC caboose 21698 on track 6 where they will start building LI-1.
The Selkirk block is now in place. PC depressed center flatcar 766053 will be cut off at Selkirk for storage. L.F.N.W. 50' boxcar 160 and GN 40' boxcar 3630 will be removed at Selkirk and transferred to train LS-1 where they'll travel to Elkhart IN for inclusion in train BN-1 that will take them to Chicago to interchange with western railroads for their journey to John B's California based L.F.N.W. layout.
Three Penn Central gondolas make up the West Mill transfer to Williams Yard block. PC 576104 & 576123 are loaded with scrap for Kings Port Steel and PC Gondola 288673 is loaded with pipe for the Hudson Valley Ag Coop.
The IC and TP&W boxcars are consigned to industries in Kings Port NY, PC 77047 will be heading to Marion NY, the NYC Pacemaker car and PC 360063 will be headed to Bloomberg NY.
P&LE and GM&O boxcar along with the Cargill covered hopper are all headed to industries in Mayfield NY
The crew has doubled over to track 7 to continue buiding this outbound train. BM 109 and 110 will be be going to Corning NY and NYC 80775 is headed to Canton box in West Mill proper.
The yard crew has added five empty covered hoppers for Empire Grain also within the city of West Mill.
Oops! BM 105 was left out of train LI-1. Obviously an office error. The crew will have to place it in the proper block.
BM 105 loaded with printed packaging for Blue Ribbon Flour is placed at the rear of the West Mill transfer to Williams Yard block. The crew is using their collective heads here. Putting BM 105 behind the gondolas eliminates having to add a buffer car at Selkirk once the cars for the L.F.N.W. are pulled. BM 105 will protect the men in the caboose in case any of the pipes in PC 288673 come loose. The pipes are just above the top of the car necessitating this protective move.
The power is in place, the crew is on board a terminal air test will be performed once they connect to the rest of the train on track 6.