Saturday, June 25, 2016

NMRA Lone Star Region Convention - MCIS Ops Session

With the Lone Star Region convention in Arlington, I had the opportunity today to host four guest operators for a MCIS St. Clair Sub operating session.

We operated 12 trains totaling around 140 car movements. Overall the session ran great regarding keeping the gremlins at bay allow my guest to enjoy the layout. Thanks to Robert, Melvin, Siva, and Raj for choosing to operate on the layout, I am very honored to have shared my operation. Special thanks to regular crew member Mike T. for assisting with setup, helping answer questions, and dispatching today.

Now on to tons photos - Enjoy!

         Crew of Ops Session "OPS07"

 Yardmaster Robert going through yard turnover before going on shift.

Raj operating the first train on layout during the session CN Overhead Z-BKPH-24

Z-BKPH-24 coming around curve at Grays where scenery ends and foam begins.... For how long...?

     Z coming past station at Gerhard. This area will be next to receive scenery.

Melvin handling the L-BAPB-25 "Sugar Turn" at Upper Huron to spot / pull Michigan Sugar / Saginaw Valley Co-Gen.

With the M-BAMC-25 and M-BAPH-25 departed, Bay Yard thins out considerably while the inbound M-PHBA-24 with 20 cars is sorted.

Y-BA01 "Bay Yard Job" on east yard lead

Siva checking paperwork on his M-BAPH-25 that would be making a local block setout at Grays Lake.

That darn "layout mole - superintendent" monitoring trains into east staging.

Bay Yard beginning to fill back up with local pulls and through connections.

Q-GRPH-24 coming around curve off Saginaw River bridge into Bay Yard to perform a block swap.

After the Q departed the Y-BA04-25 comes out on the main to spot local Bay City customers.

A few times we had a crowd with work on upper and lower levels occurring at once.

Bay Yard keeping current with work events.

R-GEGL-25 out on the main at Grays Lake working local block.

Mike T. issuing DTC authorities and train / consist cards.
Y-BA04-25 "Bay Industry Local" finishing up spotting customers on Bay Industry Spur.

Thanks again to the operators for a great event today!


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