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Flagler

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Controll entry onto the Mainline
« on: January 27, 2016, 06:47:57 PM »
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I have several areas that people can operate trains from

A. The Main line....operates 7 double crossovers
                                        2 Reverse loops
                                        2 passing Sidings off the mainline

B.South Yard                    8 yard tracks

      The question is who should get to control of the turnout controls from the South Yard onto the main. I have a east & west end that can be used

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Re: Controll entry onto the Mainline
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 07:21:22 PM »
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Re: Controll entry onto the Mainline
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 01:43:03 AM »
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At Pasco, on the NP and early BN, it was the retarder operator!  The mainline was considered "within yard limits". so the yard controlled access.  And, as the person with the control panel, that meant the retarder operator.

Further south, in town, everything was controlled by the operator at the depot, which included the Columbia River bridge, the NP/SP&S junction and wye, access to the roundhouse/service area, and traffic north to the south end of the hump yard tracks.
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