OPERATIONS

July, 2004 - It's about time I filled in some of the details of planned operations for the CB&Q in Wyoming.

Below is a list of industries and their locations on the railroad. Clicking on the town name will take you to a page that displays the industries at that location, the commodities / products shipped and received, and where they go or from where they're received.

This is a first crack at traffic planning on the layout, and industries are still in flux. There will be changes. With time, I'll develop a train schedule to meet the traffic demands of the towns and industries.

This page is still under construction. Only the underlined towns have links right now.

ROUTE > Wyoming Mainline

Town

Industry

 

Town

Industry

 

 

     

Frannie

Interchange w/ Cody Branch

 

Thermopolis

Coal / Oil Dealer

 

Interchange w/ Frannie Cutoff

 

 

Ag Store

 

 

 

 

Team Track

Lovell

Team Track

 

 

 

 

Coal/Oil Dealer

 

Shobon

Junction to Lander ONLY

 

Lovell Glass

 

 

 

 

Stock Pens

 

Powder River

Stock Pens

 

Lumberyard

 

 

 

 

Bentonite Facility

 

Casper

Standard Oil Refinery

 

 

 

 

Team Track

Greybull

Sugar Beet Growers

 

 

Oilfield Equipment Supplier

 

Ag Store

 

 

Coal / Oil Dealer

 

Greybull Roads

 

 

Icing Plant

 

Team Track

 

 

Pallet Company

 

 

 

 

Fuels Distributor

Basin

Team Track

 

 

Grocers Supply

 

Ag Store

 

 

 

 

Fuels Distributor

 

Douglas

Team Track

 

 

 

 

Coal / Oil Dealer

Worland

Sugar Refinery

 

 

Ag Feed Processor

 

Team Track

 

 

Ag Store

 

Coal/Oil Dealer

 

 

Douglas Quarry

 

Crown Cork & Seal

 

 

 

 

Ag Store

 

Orin

Interchange to Lusk

 

ROUTE > Cody Branch

 

ROUTE > Frannie Cutoff

 

 

 

 

 

Town

Industry

 

Town

Industry

 

 

 

 

 

Frannie

Interchange with Wyoming Mainline

 

Frannie

Interchange with Wyoming Mainline

 

Interchange w/ Frannie Cutoff

 

 

Interchange w/ Cody Branch

 

 

 

 

 

Powell

Sugar Beet Growers

 

Laurel

Interchange with NP

 

Team Track

     

 

Ag Store

     

 

 

     

Cody

Husky Refinery

     

 

Team Track

     

 

Ag Store

     

 

Coal/oil Dealer

     

 

ROUTE > Lander Branch (CNW)

  ROUTE > Northern Pacific

 

 

     

Town

Industry

 

Town

Industry

 

 

 

 

 

Shobon

Junction to Wyoming Mainline ONLY

 

Laurel

Interchange with Frannie Cutoff

 

 

 

 

 

Lander

Wyola Feeds

 

Seattle

Seattle Staging Yard ONLY

 

Team Track

 

 

 

 

Ag Store

 

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Staging Yard ONLY

 

Coal/oil Dealer

     

 

Apple Growers Co-op

     

 


Other comments:

While I was at the Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium, MD (which was in some ways disappointing but in most was what I expected) on April 7th, 2001, I stopped at Albion Software's booth and bought a copy if ShipIt!, which is basically a car forwarding and switchlist generator. I'd looked at their website previously, and was very intrigued by the software that was described. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to its promises. It seems that the user has to almost become a database programmer him/herself to really use the program most efficiently. I can safely say this: it is a lot more difficult to USE the program than it should be.

Two-plus years after buying Shipit!, I'm still looking for good operations software. I've investigated several different ones, and all have been found wanting.

More coming

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