We'll pick up the action today with the dispatching of Train LS-1 from Terminal Yard to Chicago with a block of cars for West Mill on Ralph's Kings Port Division.
This P.C.C.M. series will have at least two separate trains leaving Terminal Yard with blocks of cars for West Mill which is a new twist for the P.C.C.M.s. That and the Rail Traffic Management Form are both under review to see if they meet our needs and increase the fun of the virtual ops.
Enough of the preamble let's get to the action!
To: West Mill / Rock Ridge Yard
From: Terminal Yard
Dispatch of train LS-1 with a block of cars for West Mill
It's late evening at Terminal Yard and the switch crew is busy getting train LS-1 (Empire City to Chicago) due out at 12:50 AM
ready for departure.
Rock Island 50' boxcar 35062 is cut out of the inbound EC-3. This is a Rail Traffic Management Form move. Before the R.T.M.F. at this point this car would have been put into the virtual ops box.
The Rock Island boxcar is then shoved into track 3 being held for the next Bedford Park Train. It has been designated for assignment for an empty car request from American Hardware to be loaded with bulk hardware for Quality Fabrications on Ralph's Layout.
Meanwhile the power for LS-1 has coupled on. The guys are sad to see the GP30s heading back into Power Pool A
The block for West Mill;
BAR 5226: Imported Teas for Cavendish Fine Foods & Spirits
PC 77047: 1/2 ton burlap bags for Hedberg Aggregates
P&LE 43892: Gears for Peerless Appliance
PC 104478: 55 gallon drums of ink for Canton Box
NYC 80779: 55 gallon drums of in for Canton Box.
PC 288673: Irrigation pipe for the Hudson Valley Ag Co Op
IC 30130: Cases of Beer for Reynolds Beverage.
TOFC Flats: Trailers for Williams Yard ramp.
As LS-1 readies for departure over at Bedford Park Yard 1/87th scale PC Ralph is on duty and checking out his assigned power, an ALCO C424. The only C424 on the PC roster.
Next installment we'll take a look at the Bedford Park Turn and see how that ALCO C424 works out.
Thanks for reading!