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
TOWNINDUSTRYTOWNINDUSTRY
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FrannieInterchange to Cody Branch, Laurel MTThermopolisCoal / Oil Dealer
Ag Store
Team Track
LovellBentonite Facility
Team TrackShobonJunction to Lander
Coal/Oil Dealer

Lovell Glass
Powder RiverStock Pens
Stock Pens
LumberyardCasperStandard Oil Refinery
Team Track
GreybullSugar Beet Loading FacilityOilfield Equipment Supplier
Ag StoreCoal / Oil Dealer
Greybull RoadsReefer Icing Dock
Team TrackPallet Company
Fuels Distributor
BasinTeam TrackGrocers Supply
Ag Store
Fuels DistributorDouglasTeam Track
Coal / Oil Dealer
WorlandHolly SugarAg Feed Processor
Team TrackAg Store
Coal / Oil DealerDouglas Quarry
Crown Cork & Seal
Ag StoreOrinInterchange to Lusk, Crawford NE
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Cody BranchFrannie Cutoff
TOWNINDUSTRYTOWNINDUSTRY
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FrannieInterchange with Wyoming MainlineFrannieInterchange with Wyoming Mainline
Interchange w/ Frannie CutoffInterchange w/ Cody Branch
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PowellSugar Beet Loading FacilityLaurelInterchange with NP
Team Track
Ag Store
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CodyHusky Refinery
Team Track
Ag Store
Coal / Oil Dealer
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Lander BranchNorthern Pacific
TOWNINDUSTRYTOWNINDUSTRY
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ShobonJunction to Wyoming MainlineLaurelInterchange with Frannie Cutoff
.Seattle Staging
LanderWyola FeedsMinneapolis Staging
Team Track
Ag Store
Coal / Oil Dealer
Apple Growers Co-op