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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Industry for the N.Y.C.T.L.

Greetings Blog Followers,

The upper level track realignment continues. The goal is to permanently  locate my Cargill Grain Elevator and add another industry that can receive more than on train car at a time. The Cargill Grain Elevator requires enough track length on either side of the loading chute to accommodate the cars that must be rolled under it for loading. The Cargill Grain Elevator's size should be able to support 4-5 cars. That means enough length for 10 cars.

Secondly by moving the Cargill Elevator some narrow space has become available. After mulling it over I mocked up a 3 story grocery warehouse. The warehouse is narrow but it's height gives it the mass to support the 4 train car doors. In using these 4 car door a closely spaced second track doubles this from 4 to 8 cars that can be worked at the warehouse.

Top track is from Cargill. Bottom two tracks are for industry to be determined. 

A look at the overall site. 

Tracks to Cargill and tracks to new industry 

Cargill can handle 4 -5 car cuts of 56' Covered Hoppers

Cargill from the front of the layout.

A Grocery Warehouse has been mocked up using D.P.M. modular pieces. Note the 8 train car capacity.

The 3 story grocery warehouse has enough mass to support the 8 cars it can ship and receive.

Local trucks can access the building through a rear loading dock.
Right now the Grocery Warehouse mock up can be used as is until an actual model is built. The dimensions are known, track can be laid and rail traffic to and from the building can commence.

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