Southern Pacific Coast Division Monterey Branch

Mission: The primary goal is entertainment. Secondary goal is to replicate the SP Coast Division in 1941. This will be achieved incrementally with scenery, locos, rolling stock and method of operating moving toward the secondary goal; as long as they don’t derail the primary goal.

 

THE LAYOUT

bench work start 8-2014

Benchwork: open grid

~22 locos

~270 cars

min rad 30”

main line ~150’

branch line ~235’ (includes helix)

room 23’ X 35’

ceiling 9’6”

track: code 83

turnouts: Fast Tracks ~118 (73 done, 45 left)

deck height lower 35” – 40”

deck height upper 60”

work aisles ~45”

max grade 2.7% (in the loop)

helix grade 2.0%

turnouts #8 mainline, #6 otherwise

 

OPS

1st OPS 6-2015

crew optimal 9, minimum 7, max 11

crew positions:1 dispatcher, 3 yard men, 5 train operators

session length 2 to 8+ hours

~5 trains/hour

emphasis on switching; yards and towns

reset time 0 minutes

4 position cc/wb

NCE radio DCC

track warrants via radio from dispatcher

Castroville

Castroville

 

Granite Rock

Granite Rock

 

Lettuce sheds

Salinas lettuce sheds

 

Salinas

Salinas

 

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