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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

P.C.C.M 36G / Dispatch of train NV-3

Greetings All,

Today we'll wrap up the origination parts of  P.C.C.M. 36 series with the dispatch of Train NV-3 (Terminal Yard - Selkirk). The freight car movements will continue on Ralph's Kings Port Division blog 

To:     West Mill / Rock Ridge
From: Terminal Yard

Dispatch of Train NV-3 (Terminal Yard - Selkirk) with a block of seven cars for the Kings Port Division's West Mill Yard.

The Terminal Yard Switcher is on track 2 picking up an caboose for NV-3
The West Mill block will be at the front of the Selkirk bound train starting with;
NYC 173861 loaded with beer for Reynolds Beverage.
B&M 109 empty to be forwarded to B&M via Williams Yard
PC 160502 and TPFX 5510 loaded with cabinets for Battaglia Brothers Warehouse
P&E 3638 loaded with packaging materials for Cavendish
NYC 67086 empty for ACME Auto Parts
TLDX 7241 loaded with barley for Cavendish
Train NV-3 leaves Terminal Yard behind an F7A- F7A-GP30 consist.The Cargill covered hopper acts as a buffer between the engines and the 86' NYC boxcar.
The size of this car requires some special considerations. I chose to place it between the two other Mayfield cars so switching the entire block would be easier along the line.
Leaving Terminal Yard and passing Hudson Coal.
NV-3 rumbles thru Bedford NY
The West Mill block is to the right of the UPFE reefer.
Crossing over to the mainline at Bedford Tower
On the High Line
Next stop Selkirk!
That wraps up my portion of P.C.C.M. 36.

Don't forget to follow the action on Ralph's Kings Port Division blog;  You'll be glad you did!

Thanks for reading!!


  1. Nice looking power on NV-3! The virtual ops is cranking out some more well thought out car arrangements and train movements. The Cargill Hopper acting as a buffer, is another good example of prototype operations. Well done session. Looking forward to see Ralph's side of the ops.

    1. Thanks Brian!! Every time I think of the word 'buffer' it reminds me of Joe Spinell testifying in Godfather II "Yeah Senator, the family had a lot of buffers"

  2. To: Terminal Yard
    To: West Mill

    Fr: Rock Ridge

    Acknowledgement of Dispatch of Train NV-3 (Terminal Yard - Selkirk) for the Kings Port Division's West Mill Yard.

    Rock Ridge Out!

    Yet another great move on the N.Y.C.T.L. I'm sure whoever is at the helm of NV-3 will have a great ride to Selkirk. I agree with Brian where you put the Cargill car to act as a buffer on that train. Lot's of action to follow on the KP&W!

    1. Thanks 1:1 Sir Neal! The big 86' and 89' cars of that time were problematic on the 1:1 railroads and are equally problematic on their 1/87th scale counter parts. During this period I know they could not be coupled to caboose and they operate very reliably if not coupled to one of my engines.

  3. To: Terminal Yard
    From: West Mill

    Acknowledge dispatch of NV-3 with bock of cars to be cut at Selkirk for West Mill.

    West Mill Out.

    West Mill greatly appreciates the thoughtful blocking of this cut! I sure like seeing that trio of NYC switchers with the calf unit, and the cigar band F&A looks classy at the head end of NV-3. The tree covered hills behind Hudson Coal look very realistic and provide a lot of depth to the scene! OK...getting ready to pick up the ball on the Kings Port Division! Well done N.Y.C.T.L.!

    1. Thanks for the compliments Ralph!!! The eyes of model railroaders everywhere will be focused on the K.P.D. and the K.P.& W.!! We know you'll do us all proud. Looking forward to following the action on the Kings Port Division!

  4. I like the mix of cars on the NV-3. Well planned consist with the Cargill hopper as a buffer. The reference to the Godfather was a bonus.

    That is a fine lookong trio of yard switchers. Makes my cow and calf units like they are missing a 3rd limb.

    Thanks for another great ops.

    1. Thanks Double E!!!
      Perhaps another switcher for you can be found at our next train show!