Spring Fling May 4th and 5th 2007
Sorry it took so long guys. I have made significant progress in Beloit and Rockton. I will get some pics up very
soon. We hosted two operating sessions over the weekend. Friday night's session included several operators
from the DFW area. Saturday a group from Arkansas came by. Both sessions went very well. The pics are a little
grainy and I added a few action shots in. If the caption is wrong please let me know " Its been a while"
Doug Watts carefully switches the Janesville patrol in the Monroe yard.
Lance Lassen backs in a string of cars into the Oscar Meyer Plant. This operating position is affectionately known
as the "Weenie Job"
Westbound Train number 165 rolls through Janesville to Madison. Those are two Proto 2000 U-28's with sound.
Who could forget a face like this. Just kidding Frank! Frank Treadaway runs the power while Chris Atkins counts
1,2,3. They are operating the Beloit Patrol. Normally a one person operation position, But I doubled up for the
spring fling and it worked out great.
Tim Blackwell ponders which switch to throw. He is the yard master for this session.
Chris has just thrown the switch allowing the Beloit Patrol to proceed to Madison. All of my switches are code 70
Micro-engineering hand throws.
The Beloit Patrol eases through the yard on its way to Rockton.
After Picking up some cars in Rockton, The Beloit Patrol crosses the Rock River on its way back to Beloit.
Eastbound Train 166 has just crossed the Rock River on its way through Janesville to Chicago. It is about to pass
Another shot of 166 plodding along
A pair of SD-45's Idle away in the Madison Yard. Both of these units are Proto 2000s. The 4001 has a Soundtraxx
Back at Janesville, The local patrol switches the yard. The lead unit is a Intermountain FP7 Milwaukee
passenger unit with sound and an Athearn F9 decoder only. As you can tell I can't live with out sound.
The Janesville patrol is ready to depart for Madison.
The Janesville Patrol is working the Monroe Yard. You can see in the background over to the Left a little bit of
the Miester Farm.
Norm Bruce is at the controls for the Janesville Patrol at the Saturday Morning Session. He is working the
Monroe yard. Here come those U-boats headed for Madison.
It's hard not to just watch'em roll by. If you look very closely to the right of the window their is a small camera
on top of the backdrop. We have a video system installed so we can monitor and control the through trains like
the 165 enter and leave the layout from another room. Heavy on the Horn!
Bob Moore is the "Weenie for this session" When you operate the Oscar Meyer Job there is a lot of interaction
with the Madison Yard Master.
Steve Marquis and Ed Abbott are operating the Beloit Patrol. Sorry Ed, I missed getting you. I guess you will have
to just come back again. Thanks to everyone, two great sessions!