After the U-Boats departure the I&W Alco S2 uncouples from the empty hoppers in the Redwing siding and runs to the main loop head shunt to pick up the two cars spotted there. These are then re-spotted in their original places so that the loading of them can continue. She then parks the loco by the west yard yardmaster’s caboose and waits for her next job.
Yes the layout is a lot of fun to operate, a bit like three dimensional chess really. I think it is more interesting and difficult to operate realistically than my old Colonel’s Crossing to Broadoak was.