Penn Central Train UKP-2, a unit train of empty coal hoppers left West Mill on Ralph's Kings Port Division yesterday headed for Terminal Yard and Hudson Coal here on the N.Y.C.T.L. Check out the dispatching of UKP-2 and enjoy all the action leading up to this blog entry. You'll be glad you did!
Penn Central U28C #6533 and U30C #6538 bring train UKP-2 thru Empire City and head onto the High Line.
The U Boats and their string of empty hoppers make their way thru Bedford NY as they head towards Terminal Yard.
1/87th scale PC Ralph is back on his regular assignment working out of Bedford Park Yard. He's giving train UKP-2 a rolling inspection and no doubt admiring the freelance hoppers from two layouts in 1/87th scale revenue service while he waits for the track to clear so he can work the Ford Plant.
1/87th scale Sir Neal is manning the front platform on E.B.R.R. #7278 and watches UKP-2 arrive at Terminal Yard while his train, EC-3, is building up air pressure.
UKP-2 rolls thru Terminal Yard on track 8 and goes over the soon to be added Weigh in Motion scale. Looks like 1/87th scale PC Ralph has been busy at the Bedford Park Ford Plant judging by those auto racks with new automobiles.
The Terminal Yard switcher has pulled the caboose off UKP-2 and heads towards the caboose servicing track. Behind teh coal hoppers, on track #7 is a block of freight cars destined for the Atlantic Pacific RR and the Kings Port Division.
Today's Coal Job gets some big power, a pair of SD9s still in PRR paint.
The engines couple up to the empty hoppers. UKP-2 is off the sheet and the train is now known as the Coal Job.
The Terminal Yard switcher tacks on the familiar Coal Job caboose.
The Coal Job has left Terminal Yard and passes the loaded to the gills Hudson Coal.
The SD9s have dropped the empties on track #3 and are running around the hoppers on track#2
The big SD9s enter Hudson Coal. Note the crew has left their caboose just short of the switch into Hudson Coal and not with the empty hoppers.
The SD9s pull the third of three tracks of loaded hoppers from Hudson Coal. The crew will back up and couple up to their caboose before heading out to get the empties.
The Coal Job crew has reclaimed their caboose and after running caboose light on track #3 to Bedford Tower they have crossed over to track #2 and are now shoving the caboose to couple on to the loaded hoppers waiting on track #2.
The caboose is tacked onto the end of the train.
The SD9s have run around on track #3 and have backed up to the loaded hoppers on track #2 where the train currently sits building air pressure. Meanwhile the Dispatcher has cleared Extra 2161 West, a steel products train, to proceed thru Bedford NY and enter Terminal Yard.
An over sized girder in the P&LE drop end mill gondola has a pair of empty flatcars for spacers followed by an E.B.R.R. caboose.
With Extra 2161 West reported as in the yard the dispatcher gives the Coal Job permission to proceed to Terminal Yard track#8
The Coal Job climbs the grade behind Hudson Coal towards Terminal Yard.
The Coal Job arrives at Terminal Yard and heads towards track#8.
A slow roll thru the weigh in motion scales on track 8
After the weighing is complete the loaded coal hoppers from Hudson Coal will be blocked on a another track and made ready for dispatching to their next consignee