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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 11:20 pm
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Another walking story:

On the Bartlett & Western in Central Texas,
after many track washouts and cotton prices dropping,
the railroad discontinued using steam locos (too heavy for the bridges)
and used a pair of Fordson rail tractors,
to haul the cotton bales & cotton oil to the Santa Fe connection.

The crew feared that the train would fall through the old bridges,
so when they came to one, the "engineer" would set the throttle,
and the crew would walk across the creek bed,
while the "train" slowly crossed without them.

On the other side,
the crewmen would climb back aboard,
until they came to another bridge...

Old times in Texas.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 11:26 pm
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That's an excellent story!

Gee, sounds like a railroad to model kinda thing.




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The Bartlett Western Rwy. was indeed an interesting affair,

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Somehow I do not think this thread was intended for the discussion of Operation Speed,
but actual Prototype Operating practices, as they pertain to our own layouts..

Example..
Waybills, time schedules, car card operation...
You know silly little things like that...

Anyone care to comment on how they operate their current layout for realism,
and how they go about it....

This might REALLY get interesting then, even if only a decade or so late.

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Hi

I am modeling Union Pacific (Big Boy)
and Southern Pacific (Daylight) in G scale.

Time period of the 40's and 50's.


I have 3 main threads on this site: The Omaha Depot work (this summer's project)
is documented here.

I will also be modeling the San Francisco 3rd & Townsend depot.

This is an outdoor setup, and many compromises will need to be made for terrain, weather, etc. 
To the extent I can, I want to accurately model the depot and freight yard areas for realistic operations.
 
Any hints as to where I can find information on how consists were built, locos were turned around, etc.
at either of these stations, would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Steve  :wave:


Have you been able to find any operations info. for your prototypes ?  ???

It's quite specialized, researching this kinda stuff, for specific locations.  :old dude:

I wonder if there is a 'Union Pacific' archive of some sort out there ?  L:


:)


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You might check with historical societies for both roads,

and see what info they have available.




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http://www.snowcrest.net/photobob/3rdst1.html

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/00/f8/1b/00f81b09cb6745e7ff567cfa5ae00faf.jpg

http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/03/30/71/06_big.jpg


I'm sure there's a lot more out there.



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