Once a month, usually the last Sunday, we have a scripted operating session. Occasionally we will move the session to a different day or omit it in order to fit in with other activities on our calendar. The Tuesday evening before an operating session is a work night when we prepare the layout and start the setup -- the setup is completed a coupled days before the session leaving a day to take care of last minute problems.


We have standard gauge operating scenarios for two different eras, steam/diesel transition and modern. We also have narrow gauge operations based prototypically on the D&NG in 1949. We alternate through the three different venues. Our transitions era and narrow gauge sessions operate by Timetable & Train Orders while our modern era sessions are a dispatcher controlled CTC system (RR & Co.) with a complete layout signaling system. All scenarios use car forwarding and are designed to be about five hours in length. All equipment that is used on scheduled operating sessions must be certified to meet club standards.





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