It'a time for the next installment of the virtual ops between the N.Y.C.T.L. and Ralph's Kings Port Division http://kingsportdivision.blogspot.com/ that we call the Penn Central Car Movements.
Last blog entry I touched on the Rail Traffic Management Form (R.T.M.F.) being developed by Ralph and I to better cycle the current 'common cars' used in the virtual ops. I'll point out some of the new R.T.M.F. moves as we go forward. Some of this will look familiar from the R.T.M.F. post but it should all come together quickly.
Here's a R.T.M.F. route that we did not cover in the earlier blog entry. IC 40 boxcar# 30130 left Blue Ribbon Flour on Ralph's layout loaded with cake mixes for Pilgrim State Hospital an off layout industry on my layout accessed by my L.I.R.R. interchange at North Side Yard in P.C.C.M #29. The car (#4) then left P.S.H. empty on the L.I.R.R. for IC tracks heading back to North Side Yard.
IC 30130 was then transported to Terminal Yard from North Side Yard by one of the Empire City Turns. An empty car request by Heileman Brewery for a shipment to Kings Port NY had the car delivered there by an Empire City Turn after it arrived at Terminal Yard. With this move the foreign road car is still headed for it's home rails in accordance with prototype railroad practices.
And with that let's get started on P.C.C.M. 36!
To: West Mill / Rock Ridge
From: Terminal Yard
Subject: Afternoon Empire City Turn and work at North Side Yard
IC 40' Boxcar #30130 is picked up at Heileman's Brewery loaded with cases of beer for Reynolds Beverage Distributors in Kings Port NY by train EC-1, the morning Empire City Turn out of Terminal Yard.
Later that morning the North Side yard switcher pulled PC 77047 from Moor & CO loaded with 1/2 ton burlap bags for Hedberg Aggregates in Marion NY and then proceeded to pull BAR 5226 from Neubaum's Coffee & Tea Importers loaded with loaded with imported teas for Cavendish Fine Foods & Spirits in Mayfield NY.
The crew switched out the Gervais Pipe / Ralph's Grocery Warehouse lead picking up PC 288673 loaded with pipe for the Hudson Valley Coop via the Kings Port Team Track. Looks like that lunch and bottle of Cavendish worked wonders for 1/87th scale Bobby G's view of the railroad!
Also ready for pick up was this empty RI 50' boxcar #35062. This was one of the cars Ralph addressed in the R.T.M.F. giving a plausible route to get it on and off our layouts.
The crew then proceeded to Prestage Gear where P&LE 40' boxcar #35892 loaded with gears for Peerless Appliance in Mayfield NY was ready for pick up.
As the day wore on the North Side Switcher was busy on the West Side picking up PC 77047 loaded with 55 gallon drums of ink for Canton Box.
The North Side yard crew heads for home as they shove back towards the yard.
The train is now ready for departure to Terminal Yard.
The Afternoon Empire City Turn, train EC-3, meets Train VN-4 at Bedford NY. Hey there's EL 73510 from the last blog entry!
EC-3 arrives at North Side Yard. I really like these GP30s!
A short time later it's time for the Empire City Turn, now Train EC-4, to head back to Terminal Yard.
EC-4 arrives at Terminal Yard
The Terminal Yard Switcher gets busy pulling the caboose from EC-3
And shoves another cut of cars for the Kings Port Division's West Mill Yard into track 8 where Train #LS-1 for Chicago is being built.