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GaryHinshaw

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Re: Interactive Operations Clinic #1 - Industries and Traffic
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2011, 08:48:56 PM »
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Whoa, these are *fruit* packing houses.  ;)  Sorry, I should have been more clear.

What I'm mostly looking for is timetable info: what trains serve these industries?  Strictly locals?  Do through freights set out and pick up?  Things like that, so I can sketch out an ops plan.

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Gary

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Re: Interactive Operations Clinic #1 - Industries and Traffic
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2011, 10:00:21 PM »
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Try the "Reefer Madness"  Yahoo group. Sure someone there can answer your question.

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Re: Interactive Operations Clinic #1 - Industries and Traffic
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2011, 06:07:01 AM »
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Thanks for the feedback guys.  So far, the best info I've found is this shot of a UP local returning to Bakersfield after switching the packing house district in Edison:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=321892&nseq=11

So, in addition to confirming the existence of an "Edison turn", what's *really* cool about this shot is the use of an ex-SP Police bay window caboose as a shoving platform for the local.  This will be a must-have train in the schedule.

Cheers,
Gary

Note added: there is a good chance that the hack in the shot above is SP 4709:

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=44354

which is on Athearn's release list:

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH23248

A few BLMA rooftop AC units and some marker & spotlights ought to finish it off nicely. How sweet it is!
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