We are fully into installment #20 of the Penn Central Car Movement series and will conclude the series today...
P.C.C.M. #20 originated on Ralph V's Kings Port Division. For those unfamiliar the K.P.D. and N.Y.C.T.L. have been involved in 'virtual ops' since February 1st where we run joint or consecutive ops sessions using similar rolling stock and at times engines even though our train layouts are separated by a thousand miles and the equipment involved never leaves our basements.
To keep the virtual ops manageable Ralph and I break the ops down into segments so we can easily document and follow the action on each others layouts via photo heavy emails. This blog entry will cover several of these segments and we'll conclude the 20 series today.
Click here to catch up on the origination of the 20 series
and here for the transition from the K.P.D. to the N.Y.C.T.L.
and click here for P.C.C.M 20 Part 2
The action in today's blog entry will center in and around North Side Yard located in Empire City. North Side Yard is under the control of the Empire Belt Railroad which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Penn Central. The E.B.R.R. uses PC motive power and from time to time leased engines. The Empire Belt is very loosely based on the New York Central / Penn Central subsidiary Indiana Harbor Belt. The Long Island Railroad, Penn Central and Empire Belt use North Side Yard to interchange rail cars. The L.I.R.R. transfer run delivers and receives cars from N.S.Y. daily which adds some additional rail traffic and operational fun.
Last but not least I'll showcase some of the correspondence between Ralph's Kings Port Division and the Metro Division which oversees operations on the N.Y.C.T.L.
So with the background of this entry firmly established by the above links let's close out the P.C.C.M 20 series.
To: West Mill
Interchange of freight cars with the L.I.R.R. at North Side Yard
The local's yard work is complete and we are now backing down the
We're back on the west side and shoving the train into the west side
Engines coupled on, air brakes working and the E.B. is back in
A little freight car sorting was in order as Neubaum's Coffee Importers located to the left had a boxcar that needed to be re-spotted after clearing the siding to access Dryell Inks. We're now shoving NYC #80779 to the loading dock of Moore &Co to the left. It will be loaded with burlap bags for Empire Grain.
With cars spotted it's time to get the local in order. We'll build our train here and take the cars directly to Terminal Yard. The train will be designated NS-3
Neubaum's 40' MILW boxcar is back in place and the NYC boxcar
and enters North Side Yard
The LIRR crew has dropped it's train on track 3 and run around it to
North Side Yard out...
Ralph's reply confirming receipt of messages and confirmation of car movements.
Acknowledge interchange of freight cars with the L.I.R.R. at North Side Yard
Acknowledge that all cars forwarded to Metro Division from the Kings Port Division via originating train WMV-1 have now been delivered to their consignees and /or forwarded to the designated
Nice work all!
West Mill Out