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    track & time question in CTC limits

    I plan to use JMRI, and free open source software suite to interface with my DCC system to replicate (as close as can be done on any model railroad) a CTC system. I will do some asking around to see if stacking is programmable with JMRI. If the software doesnt support that I may have to use...
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    track & time question in CTC limits

    Interesting. I didnt know the CTC system could line a block multiple times automatically like that. Thanks for that insight.
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    track & time question in CTC limits

    I am planning a model railroad that will represent present day Union Pacific. I have been around real railroads for over 20 years, so I have a pretty good idea of prototype railroad operations. Im just looking for some clarification from other experienced railfans and employees. If there is...
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    Replacement for Timetable.

    As others have stated, there is so much security around railroad operations that the information that used to be available for these publications to make and sell a "Railfan Timetable" is no longer easy to get. With that said, there is so much technology available for todays modern railfan...
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    Up844 shiloh limited steam special

    I will be doing the normal "GF80 steam chase manuver" from St. Louis to Wolf Lake or Mclure on that wednesday. Man I love working the weekends! Steven
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    Understanding UP local symbols

    Well, we are in teh St. Louis Unit here, so S for St. Louis. L for local. Now just to figure out the G. Ive never heard a date number on the symbol. Its always just LSG-54, nothing else. At least not over the radio. Maybe their paper work says something different and thats just the short version...
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    Understanding UP local symbols

    I have found a few different sites on the internet that have a good listing of normal UP train symbols, but those lists fail to explain how the locals are giver a train symbol. Now, I have grown up on a UP main line, and have been railfanning them ever since, but have never asked myself the... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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