Lets run through some quick stats on the layout and then get into my assignments and some pictures from along the right of way.
Railroad: Oregon Joint Line (Proto-Freelance)
Size: 28' x 25'
Scale: N Scale
Locale: Oregon Trunk Theme
Control: NCE Radio Throttles
Train Management: Track Warrant Control
Car Forwarding: Cartabs
|Timetable to help with photos below - Ukiah is northern end and Humboldt Jct. is southern end|
So being this was my first time to visit Dean's layout I marked up on the road pool board and began my tour of duty on the Oregon Joint Line northend and awaited my first assignment. Being this was a high priority train and one of the first out this session my first trip over the line was pretty straight forward having mainline the entire route.
1st Assignment - Hotshot Pig / Reefer Train
NP #611 Seattle to Los Angeles Super P
Power: 2 ATSF GP30s
|Train Card with consist #, Lead Unit, Work Description|
|Southbound out of Lonerock along the river heading towards Fossil - the motors were getting their workout working up out of the river valley.|
|After cresting the summit at Snowline my train heads downgrade towards the town of Emigrant.|
|My two GP30s with a Boeing Skybox in tow ahead of the Pigs just north of Emigrant.|