|Operations - July 19, 2011
|Well, we made it through the Sacramento National Convention and related activities and now it
was time to get back to operations. We had a good crew, but did not break any traffic records
in either trains run or cars moved, but I think we had a good time.
Sorry for the delay in posting this operation analysis, but life is getting in the way of my model
We had pretty much all East Bay operators this time. The operators in attendance were:
Larry Altbaum, Steve Kleszyk, Stanley Keiser, Jim Diaz, John Blunden, Jeff Osborn, John
Sutkus and Andy Schnur.
4 1st class passenger trains, 2 2nd class Fast Freights (#210 & #211)
12 turns (out plus back), 5 through freights
2 PRR interchanger's (2 out plus 2 back), 1 boat interchanger's (1 in and 1 out)
2 Ann Arbor & Kalkaska Interchange runs (out plus back), 2 unit coal trains (one south and one north)
Online customer deliveries/pick ups totalled 81 cars at industrial sidings and in addition, we even picked up/setout a total of 12
express loads in our passenger operations.
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|As usual, Andy stepped up and
took one for the team. Since
no-one volunteered to dispatch,
Andy took the job. And again, as
usual, he did a great job,
averting cornfield meets like a
pro. Plus, when Andy
dispatches, I can read the
trainsheet!! thanks Andy.
|Steve volunteered to take the second
trick DS position allowing Andy to run
some trains. With Andy loose on the
mainline, Steve needed to be extra
careful. Steve has a habit of
completing the trainsheet in a very
readable fashion also. Great job
|Well, that's it.
That is about all I can remember. It is a bit short, but I
will try to remember to take more photos in the future.
See you next time.
Superintendent, Chicago & Mackinac
|John took over the
Mackinaw City Yard. He did
a great job of preparing for,
accepting and getting out
all of the scheduled trains.
Things got a little plugged
up near the end but John
took everything that was
thrown at him.
Good Job yardmasters, and
|Left, Stanley working Traverse City. He doesn't look
Right, Jim working the Grind Job, He also doesn't look
|Left, John working Cadillac. He doesn't seem too
Right --FINALLY, Larry looks happy. For a while
there, I was beginning to think everyone was unhappy!
|The Northwoods Fast Freight
|first scheduled timetable meet in
Traverse City. After that, the schedule
went to hell in a handbasket!!!!