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Thread: Trona branch - Video - pick-up at Searles

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    Default Trona branch - Video - pick-up at Searles

    A short (10min) video of the included-in-the-route activity involving empty coal cars at Searles.

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    Thanks for sharing Bruce. It's quite an interesting location to shunt, with the gradients - I was terrified of the rest of my train rolling back through the tunnel then down the hill halfway to Mojave!
    Vern.

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    Very enjoyable. Great explanation of activity. Keep em coming Sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    Thanks for sharing Bruce. It's quite an interesting location to shunt, with the gradients - I was terrified of the rest of my train rolling back through the tunnel then down the hill halfway to Mojave!
    Yeah....I know what you mean!
    There are a couple of real-life videos which show the shunting/switching operations and that grade is quite steep.

    This is an interesting area.....almost totally barren.
    Did you know that "trona" is an actual mineral? I just thought it was a made-up name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoh View Post
    Very enjoyable. Great explanation of activity. Keep em coming Sir.
    Thank you.
    I shall do my best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post

    This is an interesting area.....almost totally barren.
    Did you know that "trona" is an actual mineral? I just thought it was a made-up name!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trona
    I didn't know that Bruce... even at my age it's sometimes possible to learn something new!

    Anyhow to add to variety, I spawned in a train at the Bakersfield end to do some local traffic there. It took a bit of trial and error to find the correct local(s) to assign as the first attempts were arriving with most of the cars showing "Help", which I believe is either if you are missing the route for the industries, or that particular car and R8 has generated a placeholder. It will also help in testing to see if the instant ready without changing status, is just a bug at the Trona plants or more widespread. If I feel really ambitious, I might set up some local traffic for Barstow and LA, too!
    Vern.

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