Welcome to my Blog. The scope of this blog is to record the trials and tribulations of building and maintaining an HO scale layout, the trains and all of the ancillary projects that go with it. As the layout progresses the blog will also be used to record model railroad operations as I learn about and participate in such operations.
Later 8 covered hoppers were forwarded via car float from the West Mill Float Yard to Port Owen NY due to the derailment on the main line between West Mill and Selkirk. When the line was cleared a few days later train WMV-1 left West Mill for Selkirk with 12 cars for the NYCTL. An engine change at Selkirk and the train was designated VN-4 and dispatched to Empire City's Terminal Yard.
Train VN-4 at the Bedford Tower as Tower Operator 1/87th scale John B hands up train orders.
VN-4 stretches around the curve
over the Cornelius Vanderbilt Memorial Bridge
And the High Line
P.C.C.M. DISPATCH SHEET
Shaded areas and handwriting on bottom show 20 cars on Sunday's VN-4
Terminal Yard administrative aides apparently spent Sunday watching the football games on the office TV as the consist of VN-4 went from 20 cars to a block of 6 and 6 for a total of 12 cars. TV in office has been removed.
Meanwhile the N.Y.C.T.L. dispatched a unit coal train, UKP-1
to West Mill for delivery to Kings Port Steel. This is Installment #21 of the P.C.C.M. series.
NYC caboose brings up he markers on UKP-1
Short video of UKP-1 making it's way towards Kings Port Steel
Meanwhile at Terminal Yard, VN-4 has to be doubled over to track 2 after being carded as 12 cars. VN-4 Road Power has used the engine escape switches between tracks 1 and 2 to run back around to the yard lead and grab the tail end of VN-4 and pull it into track 2
Terminal Yard Switch Crew couples up to VN-4s caboose and the block of empty covered hoppers.
A brakeman rides the front of the empty hoppers towards track #4
The caboose is uncoupled
and shoved to the caboose track at the rear of track 2 past the engine escape switches
Back to work blocking the cars from West Mill for local delivery
Cars from West Mill train WMV-1 / Selkirk train VN-4 are blocked on track #7. Empty covered hoppers are stored ready for assignment on track #4
Switch list, car cards and Dispatch Sheet ready for the Empire City Turn.
Next installment will cover the movement of freight cars from Terminal Yard in the Empire City Turn to their next or final destinations.