Cove Road Operations

Operations on the Cove Road Layout

I developed a relatively comprehensive operations scheme for the layout when I was designing the track plan. Some of the details included developing a list of industries and traffic generated on the layout.

The operating scheme was to be Timetable and Train Order, TTTO.

Below is a list of industries and their locations on the railroad. For those towns in blue font, 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. These pages were undergoing frequent revision as I studied the locations and learned more about the industries that existed during the layout era.

I waited to develop a train schedule until enough of the layout would be complete to begin hosting operating sessions. Since it never got that far, there was never a schedule.

Operations

Wyoming Mainline
TOWN INDUSTRY TOWN INDUSTRY
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Frannie Interchange to Cody Branch, Laurel MT Thermopolis Coal / Oil Dealer
Ag Store
Team Track
Lovell Bentonite Facility
Team Track Shobon Junction to Lander
Coal/Oil Dealer
Lovell Glass Powder River Stock Pens
Stock Pens
Lumberyard Casper Standard Oil Refinery
Team Track
Greybull Sugar Beet Loading Facility Oilfield Equipment Supplier
Ag Store Coal / Oil Dealer
Greybull Roads Reefer Icing Dock
Team Track Pallet Company
Fuels Distributor
Basin Team Track Grocers Supply
Ag Store
Fuels Distributor Douglas Team Track
Coal / Oil Dealer
Worland Holly Sugar Ag Feed Processor
Team Track Ag Store
Coal / Oil Dealer Douglas Quarry
Crown Cork & Seal
Ag Store Orin Interchange to Lusk, Crawford NE
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Cody Branch Frannie Cutoff
TOWN INDUSTRY TOWN INDUSTRY
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Frannie Interchange with Wyoming Mainline Frannie Interchange with Wyoming Mainline
Interchange w/ Frannie Cutoff Interchange w/ Cody Branch
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Powell Sugar Beet Loading Facility Laurel Interchange with NP
Team Track
Ag Store
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Cody Husky Refinery
Team Track
Ag Store
Coal / Oil Dealer
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Lander Branch Northern Pacific
TOWN INDUSTRY TOWN INDUSTRY
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Shobon Junction to Wyoming Mainline Laurel Interchange with Frannie Cutoff
. Seattle Staging
Lander Wyola Feeds Minneapolis Staging
Team Track
Ag Store
Coal / Oil Dealer
Apple Growers Co-op