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Day In The Life Of A 'Rio Grande Southern' Engineer
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 Posted: Wed Nov 10th, 2010 12:24 pm
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As promised and back from Illinois, some pix ...

This is Andy Clarke's layout, still in progress.

He hosted a run-what-ya brung session on Fri afternoon.





An overall shot from the front yard ...





Bruce Chandler's kit bashed 4-6-0 and scratch built passenger car "Camellia" ...





Andy running his "grain" train ...





And on to the operating session on Sat ...

... gathered around the fire pit, as it was a bit chilly in the morning ...





Andy's wife Jane was our "Trainmaster".
Here she is at the computer setting up the trains for the session.
Bart was the Dispatcher.





My engine headed up the log train from Consolidated yard to the KV Cabins logging area.
Here's RGS # 20 heading back with some empties ...





Andy as the yard boss in Consolidated Yard ... ( he's a grumpy ol' guy. ;)  )





Some switching action in Pin Oak ...





Our host for the weekend, Ric Golding, gets a train ready to leave his basement domain, "Southern Yard" ...





Bruce and his wife Jean started by running a sweeper train.
It put out a few cars and picked a few up,
but their main job was cleaning the switches and making sure that everything was OK for the rest of the day.








Jane was the dispatcher that day, and finally got a chance to relax by the fire.





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Thanks for the photos, Ken--looks like a good time was had by all!



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Yep-it looks like a great time! Our "op sessions" consist of a couple of old dudes drinking a couple of beers while cursing the link & pin couplers. But we still have fun. Wish we lived close by, we'd be at your place all the time.

                               Woodie



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About a week ago, I had another operating session, and decided to video it.

I had to edit it down to a reasonable time, so it jumps around a bit.

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Just a great video of lots of fun outside! Certainly this is healthier than standing in a musty garage trying to switch cars underneath a hanging weed eater. Please send more videos, we all need some sunshine.
Woodie



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OK............How about the Morning Mail Train.................

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Posting to bring this great thread to the top of the list of 'recent' topics.

Enjoy!



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Great videos of a great outdoor layout!

I have 1 G-scale engine and 3 cars, but have no where to run them right now, the circle of track I bought is too big to run inside, maybe an outdoor RR is in my future:!:

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Hi Guys  :wave:



I do rather like this ops. Thread !  :thumb:

Helmut was asking about ops. for a potential HO layout.  ???

Whilst being a really  C :cool: :cool: L  looking outdoor line, the ops. are obviously the same.



The computer generated switching lists, might appeal to 'techie' Helmut.  ;)

They do give a 'dispatchers office' feeling to the whole affair.

Great to follow these open-air ops. !  :s:



:)



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