On Friday July 8th the New York Central Train Layout was honored to have 1:1 scale Engineer Ed visit and participate in an operating session. Those who follow this blog will remember that Engineer Ed had been under the weather for a pretty long time. I am happy to report that E.E. is feeling better and has resumed his rightful place at the throttle. After a very enjoyable 3.5 hours of moving freight cars to various industries and in and out of the yards E.E. and I were finished for the day.
During this 'actual' ops session I planned ahead for the next 'virtual' ops session by having some of the proposed 'virtual' ops freight cars getting spotted or pulled during this 'actual' ops session. Kind of like a buy one op get one free deal!
Here's a photo summary of the action with Engineer Ed;
The first train we ran was ML-7 powered by four GP35s. I was just not ready to put it away and thought E.E. would enjoy seeing it run the layout. Here it is as pictured from the last blog entry.
Although it just ran from North Side Yard to Terminal Yard it was kind of majestic with it's over sized auto racks and four unit power.