IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your team track photos here. Sorry for getting this thread started so late in the day. Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Practically every type of freight car can be off/on loaded on a team track. Some passenger and MOW equipment can also be handled on a team track. Join in the fun and share your railroad's team track operation photos here. Everyone is welcome to participate from those with elaborately detailed museum quality layouts to those with a simple loop of tin plate track with an undesignated siding. We've had some most imaginative posts from all of you over the last many weeks! Photos of prototype real railroad team track operations are welcome too!
As planting season is about to begin, this week on the Free State Junction Railway, a boxcar load of seeds has arrived on team track one in Lower Patsburg. Final destination for this cargo of sacks, barrels, and crates, is the local Farmer's Cooperative which does not have a rail siding ... so all of their shipments arriving by rail are received on one of the 4 Patsburg team tracks.
This particular Great Northern boxcar loading originated in Livingston, Montana and spent 3 days on the mainlines of several railroads before arriving at its destination here in Patsburg. The FSJR local switch crew spotted the car this morning at 7:38 am EST.
In actuality I weathered this Weaver boxcar this past Sunday afternoon for this specific edition of TTT. I eventually plan to weather most of my fleet of freight cars. You may see more weathered cars showing up in future TTT editions.