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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Penn Central Car Movements 7C, 7D and 7E

Greetings All,

The virtual ops ball has landed in the New York Central Train Layout court after being passed from the Kings Port Division.
In order to catalog the movements generated by PC Train KV-5 (Kings Port NY to Selkirk NY) and move cars on my own layout to accommodate the newly arriving rail traffic I'll classify the Penn Central Car Movements as 7C , 7D  and 7E. The Kings Port & Western and Kings Port Division car movements are known as 7A and 7B respectively. So here we go on another virtual ops session. Hang on!
Penn Central Car Movement 7C
To:      Williams Yard
From:  Terminal Yard

Reported arrival of scheduled freight train;

Train: VN-4 (Selkirk NY to Empire City NY)
Engines: SD35 #6024, SD9 #6922
Caboose: 23045
Total Cars: 25
Loaded / Empty: 16 / 9 
Note: 8 cars from PC Train KV-5

Penn Central Train VN-4 (Selkirk NY to Empire City NY) rolls through Empire City on it's way to Terminal Yard behind EMD SD35 #6024 and EMD SD9 #6922. Both are Atlas yellow box units that I painted for the PC last year. 

Empty E.L. gondolas destined for Gervais Pipe and Fitting lead the block of cars from PC train KV-5

PC 106502 started out on the Kings Port Division in train KV-5
This is an empty car consigned to Heileman Brewery  

NYC Early Bird car and PC 40' box are destined for Ralph's Grocery Warehouse and Distribution Center 

A KP&W gondola with steel coils for Ford, two empty hoppers for Hudson Coal and one empty hopper for T&R Gravel. Those are the best steel coils I've ever seen!

NYC 50' boxcar 80779 loaded with prepared boxes from Canton Box and consigned to Hostess / Wonder Bread rounds out the block of cars from KV-5
This boxcar represents the first rail shipment of Canton Box and it's first shipment on it's new contract with Hostess / Wonder Bread.

Penn Central Car Movement 7D

The cars from VN-4 have been sorted at Terminal Yard and the hoppers for Hudson Coal and T&R Gravel are on the move to their intended destinations. Fairbanks Morse H24-66 Trainmaster #8704 has been assigned to Unit Ore Train ZM-1 (Empire City NY to Alcoa in Massena NY) . The 8704 would be renumbered into the PC as 6704. All Trainmasters were retired by the end of 1970. 8704 will be pulling the loads from T&R Gravel and spotting empties here and at Hudson Coal before leaving town. 

The powerful FM unit has pulled the empties from T&R Gravel. Every bit of this behemoth's 94,000 pounds of tractive effort will be needed to shove the loaded ore cars back up the grade. 

The NYC hopper from KV-5 is spotted under the T&R Gravel Tipple

Empty hoppers from KV-5 get shoved into Hudson Coal

A panoramic shot of the ore train rolling above the REA facility on the left and the NYC Water Street Freight Terminal on the right

The Trainmaster gets ready to cross the Commodore Vanderbilt Memorial Bridge
on it's way to Massena NY

Penn Central Car Movement 7E
To:      Williams Yard
From:  Terminal Yard
Disposition of cars forwarded to Terminal Yard via PC Train KV-5 from Williams Yard.

                       North Side Yard power for this week are PC FM H16-44s #1604 and
                       1605 that came over in the 1969 forced inclusion of the NH into the 
PC. Both units would be renumbered to 5164 and 5165

PC #10478 and NYC Early Bird car gets shoved towards Ralph's
Grocery Warehouse and Distribution Center

 PC and NYC cars ready for unloading at Ralph's G.W & D.C.

But first the guys take a break looking to quench their thirst with a 
Woodstock Hills Natural Soda. Skunked again! The much sought
after soda is not yet available. Maybe they should have checked the loading of that
NYC Early Bird boxcar! 

Over at Hostess / Wonder Bread NYC boxcar with packaging materials
from Canton box has been spotted. Power for the Industry City Turn is 
PC RS1 9921. The unit still in PRR paint was formerly numbered 5621. 

 Empty PC 106502 is spotted at Heileman Brewery
Once loaded with Heilemans Old Style Ale it will be off to
Reynolds Beverage Distributors in Kings Port NY

KP&W gondola #2140 is spotted at Ford

Penn Central Car Movement Cards from Williams Yard

All cars forwarded to Terminal Yard from Williams Yard have arrived at their intended consignees.  
Empty cars forwarded for loading will be documented in next PC Car Movement
Terminal Yard Out...

Here is a video link to VN-4 and ZM-1

Thanks for reading and watching!


  1. Great follow up to the car movements on the Kings Port Division! It is a lot of fun to see cars that were on my layout appear to roll by on yours! I'm always impressed by your motive power roster and rolling stock seen along with the block from Williams Yard.

    1. Thanks for the compliments Ralph! It's been a lot of fun putting these trains together, photographing and filming them. P.C.C.M. #8 coming soon!