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    Default SESSION: Run8's 5th Anniversary Session!

    Hello everyone!

    Just wanted to invite you to a very important session in Run8 history!

    For those that don't remember, Run8 Train Simulator was first released on August 25th, 2012. On August 27th 2017(or 28th we're not entirely sure yet) we will host what we hope to be the largest session in Run8 history celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Run8 Train Simulator!

    All details can be found in the link below. To sign up for the session, you MUST have an account on Run8Servers.

    Hope to see you all there!

    Click Here To Sign Up! http://run8servers.com/s/58

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    Sorry you are not using TeamSpeak. I tried multiple times to figure out Discord and never succeeded. Sorry to miss your session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flarrfan2 View Post
    Sorry you are not using TeamSpeak. I tried multiple times to figure out Discord and never succeeded. Sorry to miss your session.
    Discord is preferred but not required for the session. Using Run8's text chat is fine. Teamspeak would be used for the session if my server could hold more than 32 people.

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    I want to be a part of this session, and have been looking at the bid board. Is there somewhere I can learn how to read the train symbol/name (i. e. "Z-LACNYC") and tell what route it will take? (does "Z-LACNYC" indicate a destination of New York City?)
    Thanks,
    -Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by gltech View Post
    I want to be a part of this session, and have been looking at the bid board. Is there somewhere I can learn how to read the train symbol/name (i. e. "Z-LACNYC") and tell what route it will take? (does "Z-LACNYC" indicate a destination of New York City?)
    Thanks,
    -Glenn
    Absolutely!
    You can find the three letter BNSF Symbols here http://www.qstation.org/bnsf/bnsfsymbols.html

    And you can find the two letter Union Pacific Symbols here http://www.uphs.org/trainsymbols.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitrax83 View Post
    Absolutely!
    You can find the three letter BNSF Symbols here http://www.qstation.org/bnsf/bnsfsymbols.html

    And you can find the two letter Union Pacific Symbols here http://www.uphs.org/trainsymbols.htm
    Thank you digi. Is there a way to get a world or train file ahead of time so I can "try out" my train/route?

    Thanks,
    -Glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by gltech View Post
    Thank you digi. Is there a way to get a world or train file ahead of time so I can "try out" my train/route?

    Thanks,
    -Glenn
    I can send you the worldsave if you'd like to try out any train in the session for yourself.

    Check your PMs.

    I see you've signed up on the session, but you can change trains anytime before the day of the session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitrax83 View Post
    I can send you the worldsave if you'd like to try out any train in the session for yourself.

    Check your PMs.

    I see you've signed up on the session, but you can change trains anytime before the day of the session.
    Thanks again digi -- I got the world file, great!

    A little more advice please -- I've ran as single player, and casually on most of the servers, for quite a while. I'm pretty sure I can handle the train itself. What I don't know is what is otherwise expected on a session like this. Is there documentation somewhere that explains stuff like:
    >Do I need to communicate with the dispatcher to start moving? (different for a CTC signal/switch vs. entering CTC track via a non-CTC switch?)
    >What signals do I call? (seems like I recall that different railroads have different rules)
    >Do I need to use tones? If so, how can I learn about that?
    >What's the procedure if I break a coupler or suffer a defect? (to minimize disruption)
    >Anything else like this I need to be prepared for.

    Thanks,
    -Glenn
    Last edited by gltech; 08-13-2017 at 02:04 AM.

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