We continue the show with episode 2. In this episode, we take a look at some interesting railroad junctions, some small rail-served industries and their modeling potential, and we hear a story about a newly hired switchman on his first trip to a distant yard for an assignment.
Bob Wundrock describes a call working on the Soo Line in 1971, a story he calls "Lucky 711"
An excerpt from a clinic presented by Randy Garnhart at the joint RRVD/SCWD NMRA meeting in Rockford. His clinic described interesting junctions on the prototype. Maps of the two junctions described in this excerpt, Earlville and West Chicago, Illinois, are shown to the right.
An excerpt from a clinic presented by Jerry Pfeiffer also at the joint RRVD/SCWD NMRA meeting in Rockford. His clinic was titled "Industries you can model and the freight cars that go with them." This excerpt includes discussion of log loading operations at Kings, Lanark and Dakota, Illinois, and delivering plastic pellets to a film products industry in Ladd, Illinois.
We close with a Modeler's Moment to get you thinking about the different kinds of industries that are around you that would work well on an operations-based model railroad.