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    I never did a saw-by when I was in the industry. Trains were usually less than 10,000 feet. Sidings nowadays surpass 15,000 feet. Anyways here is an SD60F leading on the main. NWl 7
    cn535 by CN Edmonton, on Flickr
    Rory

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    • marklester01
      marklester01 commented
      Editing a comment
      There's a Story about a CN Line up in CA where a Train Derailed & because it was so long( guess they determined the reason it derailed? ) The Gov. there decided to Limit CN's Trains to no more than 85 Cars.
      Last edited by marklester01; 08-13-2023, 11:45 PM.

    Empty grain working it's way back east.









    MK

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      Originally posted by defect_detector View Post
      empty grain working it's way back east.


      fantastic !!!
      Last edited by eric; 08-12-2023, 07:01 PM.
      Chimbica Dash8

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        MK - doing the old D-8 proud!
        Neil

        Chicago Railroading Fan

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          Originally posted by PerryPlatypus View Post

          Curt,

          Just because your own train is longer than a siding, doesn't mean you can't have a successful meet if the other train is *shorter* than the siding (hint: that's exactly the case in this activity. It's by design). Patience young Padawan, the helper pick-up is not much further beyond Dorris.
          I can confirm this happens. A lot.
          Where I currently work, we have 10k foot trains, and the longest siding we have is 8900 feet or so.
          As long as one train is under the 8900 mark, we can pull off a meet there, whether the 10k foot train is taking the siding (westbound movement) or holding the main (eastbound movement).

          The same happens at a shorter siding too of only 7600 feet..
          -Shawn K-
          Derby Rail Shops
          Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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            Classic WC.
            MK

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              Originally posted by CSRX View Post

              I can confirm this happens. A lot.
              Where I currently work, we have 10k foot trains, and the longest siding we have is 8900 feet or so.
              As long as one train is under the 8900 mark, we can pull off a meet there, whether the 10k foot train is taking the siding (westbound movement) or holding the main (eastbound movement).

              The same happens at a shorter siding too of only 7600 feet..
              The issue that I was having didn't have so much to due with the length of the trains, as it did with the fact that I had a stop indication. After I sat there, seemingly, forever, I requested permission to pass, which was granted. But then, without helpers and beginning the climb, my train promptly stalled... Others have said that helpers would be available near Dorris, but I can't make it there.

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                Originally posted by Curt C View Post

                The issue that I was having didn't have so much to due with the length of the trains, as it did with the fact that I had a stop indication. After I sat there, seemingly, forever, I requested permission to pass, which was granted. But then, without helpers and beginning the climb, my train promptly stalled... Others have said that helpers would be available near Dorris, but I can't make it there.
                Which activity are you referring to. I know there is a single locomotive that acts as a helper, which you'll need to follow the on screen instructions for this one to work as intended.
                Edit:
                Ignore my question, I realized you meant the one that was posted above.

                This photo posted shows where you are supposed to pick up the helper, the on screen pop ups should have guided you through this..

                Originally posted by pschlik View Post
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                -Shawn K-
                Derby Rail Shops
                Maine Central Mountain Division: 20% Track, 10% Scenery.

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                  Originally posted by Curt C View Post

                  The issue that I was having didn't have so much to due with the length of the trains, as it did with the fact that I had a stop indication. After I sat there, seemingly, forever, I requested permission to pass, which was granted. But then, without helpers and beginning the climb, my train promptly stalled... Others have said that helpers would be available near Dorris, but I can't make it there.
                  Tough to diagnose your issue without more specifics. The helper is at Macdoel, 10 miles past Dorris (the location in Shawn's screenshot above). I'm not sure how you could have managed to stall prior to Dorris unless you had brakes applied on some of your train or something. Also not sure how long "seemingly forever" could entail. A wait of 20-30 minutes on a single track railroad is nothing. Tab-ing your way past an absolute signal is over-riding the AI dispatcher and can open yourself up to trouble. If you can make a list of more specific details, like milepost locations of where you are having issues and can provide a Log file, feel free to PM me. Of course if you are not running OR version 1.5 or newer, then we can't provide any support, as this activity will not function correctly in older versions of OR.
                  Last edited by PerryPlatypus; 08-14-2023, 10:59 AM.
                  ~Sean Kelly~
                  SP Shasta Route for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/sp-shasta
                  MRL Mullan Pass for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/mullanpass

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                    Thanks to all of those who were trying to help me out with this activity. I finally decided to begin over again, and found everything is working much better now. I know I initially made some silly mistakes (yeah, I admit it!), relative to brakes not being released fully on the pick-up. I knew something like that was the problem, but thought I had released them. Live and learn I guess...

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                      Finally, a westbound turn.


                      MK

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                        My ongoing prayer is that Rory will someday release NWL7. I don't mind if it's payware, either. It would be worth it.

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                          Originally posted by defect_detector View Post
                          Empty grain working it's way back east.
                          Thes are incredible shots!! Everything about them is top notch! THanks for posting.
                          Larry Steiner
                          Grand Rapids, MI
                          (CSX Country)

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                            Originally posted by wwhall View Post
                            My ongoing prayer is that Rory will someday release NWL7. I don't mind if it's payware, either. It would be worth it.
                            Yeah, me too. Not only would I be willing to pay for it, I'd also be willing to pay for the payware items that I don't have that I'd need to run this route.
                            Larry Steiner
                            Grand Rapids, MI
                            (CSX Country)

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                              Just missed this train.....
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                              Neil

                              Chicago Railroading Fan

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