Today we'll take a look at a Penn Central Unit Coal Train that originated on Ralph's Kings Port Division layout in P.C.C.M 36.
The unit coal train is identified as URN-4 and runs from the Genesee Coal docks in Rochester NY to West Mill Yard on the Kings Port & Western Railroad using KP&W and B&O motive power pools. At West Mill the KP&W and B&O power and caboose are cut off and the Penn Central takes over for the trip to Terminal Yard and Hudson Coal on my layout.
Let's take a look at this Unit Train Movement;
URN-4 with it's pooled power rumbles into West Mill NY
URN-4 passing Bedford Tower and getting the high ball and roll by inspection from Bedford Tower Operator 1/87th scale John B.
Holding on track#3 is the L.I.R.R. transfer train heading to Bliss Yard with a trio of empty NYC 50' double door boxcars for Circle Wire & Cable in Maspeth NY.
URN-4 climbs the grade to Terminal Yard past Hudson Coal with it's tracks filled with loaded coal hoppers.
URN-4 arrives at Terminal Yard on Track 4.
The Terminal Yard switcher has pulled the caboose from URN-4 and is shoving it to the caboose track at the rear of track#2
Dirty and dusty NYC offset cupola caboose 21278 will once again be assigned to the Coal Job so the Switcher pulls the string of cabooses to access 21278.
The big GEs head for the soon to be opened Terminal Yard engine facilities.
The U Boats will head past the turnouts in the distance and then reverse into the engine facility.
A few engines including the Coal Job's power units are waiting for their call to duty. A PC caboose sits on the new caboose track.
The Coal Job's two GP9s are coupled up and the train is ready to proceed to Hudson Coal.
Leaving the empties on the main the Geeps enter Hudson Coal to pull the loaded cars.
The last of the loaded coal hoppers are pulled from Hudson Coal.
A dozen empties from URN-4 are shoved into Hudson Coal for loading.
With the empties in place and the loaded tonnage is shoved back up the grade to Terminal Yard.
The loaded coal hoppers are shoved into track#6
The Coal Job has uncoupled from the loaded coal hoppers on track #6 and coupled up to another group of empty coal hoppers on track #5. These cars will be delivered later today after Hudson Coal fills the twelve empties spotted earlier. The coal circle of life continues.
That's it for this Unit Train Movement.