The Dispatcher
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PCR Convention - April 16, 2009
operators and we operated the C&M with only 2 regular crew members.  It was
somewhat of a challenge but I think a good tome was had by all, and that is the object
of operating the C&M.
The Operators
Duncan McRee.  Our other C&M Operator Extraordinaire, Jeff Osborn, rounded out the crew (of course, the
Superintendent, Company Photographer, Chief Greeter and All Around Nice Guy, Bob Osborn was also present)!

I want to apologize for not getting very many pictures.  Since we also had an open house going, and we had
somewhere between 15 and 20 guests visit the layout during the operating session, I was not able to get my usually
great variety of photos!  I'll to better in the future.
4 through freight
2 PRR interchanger's (out and back)
2 boat interchanger's (estimated - out and back)

Online customer deliveries/pick ups totalled
61 cars at industrial sidings and in addition,
we even picked up/setout a total of
0 express loads in our passenger operations.  
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Bob kept things moving all evening, but toward the end of the
Bob kept things moving all evening, but toward the end of the
session his yard started to get a bit full (see below photo).  Good
job Bob.
Andy, a regular C&M operator,
volunteered to be the dispatcher after
Andy, a regular C&M operator,
plunge.  Andy, an experience C&M
volunteered to be the dispatcher after
operator did an excellent job as none
of our guests would take the
expected.  In fact, his trains sheet was
the best one I have seen in years.  
You could actually read it!
Here are a couple of hard working crew members.  On the left is Bill working the Petoskey turn.  In the center, is Ray working
the Cadillac turn with Duncan looking over his shoulder.  On the right is Steve working the Walton Junction turn.  These guys
kept the freight moving all evening.
Below is Tom manning the Mackinaw City Yard with Jeff the
C&M and did a great job of keeping the traffic moving in and
out of the yard.  GREAT JOB YARDMASTERS.
waiting in the hole at Walton Jct for a
meet.  Pete is working a northbound
through freight.
The dispatcher and the local Grind Job
crew are kibitzing.  Hey guys, get to
work, we need the revenue!
good time.  I hope so, as I sure
make it to the operating
session and hopefully
everyone learned a little.  
Again, thanks to Jeff and Andy
for helping out and until next
time, thanks for being here.