IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! June 12, 2018 edtion.

IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!  Share photos of action on your railroad's team track (s) here!

Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations.  Team tracks are found in remote rural areas, small towns, and large cities.  Most all types of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks.  Passenger head end  equipment and MOW equipment can also utilize team tracks.  A team track can be virtually used to for anything, in addition to loading and unloading freight cars, such as car storage, a repair in place ( RIP track ) , even for servicing locomotives  on small short line roads.

This week on the Free State Junction Railway's team track one in Lower Patsburg, we have a Western Maryland boxcar of auto parts being unloaded.  These parts are destined for the local Ford Parts distribution center whose spur is full.  Since their spur has a full string of boxcars parked for unloading, this car was diverted to team track one.  

Go right ahead and post action from your layout's team tracks.  As always, everyone with a team track is welcome to participate.  Those will a simple oval of track with an undesignated spur or siding to those with highly detailed museum quality layouts are welcome to post photos.  Photos of real railroad team tracks operations are also welcome.

See ya next week on the TEAM TRACK!! Have a wonderfully fun and creative week!! 

 

IMG_0994fullsizeoutput_1a5IMG_0983IMG_0993fullsizeoutput_1a7

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Attachments

Photos (5)
Original Post

Happy TTT everyone!

A rather odd situation developed this week at the Everett Team Track and Community Park. An ATSF boxcar was impounded by the Everett PD!

This all stems from an event back at the old Everett Team Track where Township Trustees had installed parking meters to generate some easy cash from the Valley Railway.

ttt-sf-parking-4

ttt-sf-parking-5

Because the railway refused to participate in the program, quite a number of freight cars had been ticketed. Among them was ATSF 152292. In a rather unfortunate stroke of luck, 152292 happened to travel back over the Valley Railway on its way to Canton. An ambitious Everett police officer spotted the car and ordered the train's engineer to leave it on the team track.

There the car sat for several days while the Santa Fe decided what to do next. Rather than pay the fine, they sent trucks to retrieve the cargo and take it to Canton. 

ttt-sf-parking-1

ttt-sf-parking-2

ttt-sf-parking-3

Thomas


BlueBoxTrains: an archive of 'O27' trains by Industrial RailBlue Box Trains

Attachments

Photos (5)

Meanwhile, over in Plasticville...

little abbrail posted: (age 7!)
 
Plasticville got a present from the people of Everett.
 
ttt-gift-1
 
It took a long time for everyone to unwrap the new train.
 

ttt-gift-2

The wrapping paper made a big mess.

ttt-gift-3

ttt-gift-4

 That is ok, becuase the Euclid brothers brought along the street sweeper to clean up the mess.

ttt-gift-5

 

Thomas


BlueBoxTrains: an archive of 'O27' trains by Industrial RailBlue Box Trains

Attachments

Photos (5)
abbrail posted:

Happy TTT everyone!

A rather odd situation developed this week at the Everett Team Track and Community Park. An ATSF boxcar was impounded by the Everett PD!

This all stems from an event back at the old Everett Team Track where Township Trustees had installed parking meters to generate some easy cash from the Valley Railway.

ttt-sf-parking-4

ttt-sf-parking-5

Because the railway refused to participate in the program, quite a number of freight cars had been ticketed. Among them was ATSF 152292. In a rather unfortunate stroke of luck, 152292 happened to travel back over the Valley Railway on it's way to Canton. An ambitious Everett police officer spotted the car and ordered the train's engineer to leave it on the team track.

There the car sat for several days while the Santa Fe decided what to do next. Rather than pay the fine, they sent trucks to retrieve the cargo and take it to Canton. 

ttt-sf-parking-1

ttt-sf-parking-2

ttt-sf-parking-3

I've been waiting for this all day!  

Lou N

Great photos this week everyone   

Abrai/Thomasl - got to love that new locomotive that Littleabrail got for his birthday  Most imaginative story too

Mark - yes that outdoor work does take precedence the time of year.  Yes better late than never and LOVE your photos

Moonso/Frank -  I want to book a hotel room on your layout with that view. WOW

Coach Joe and RSJB - thanks for stopping by the team track to take a gander.

Brian - talk about heavy lifting.  Very nice photos of that HUGE fork lift and the model fork lift as well.

See everyone next week on TTT.  Have a wonderfully fun and creative week

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

trumptrain posted:

...Moonso/Frank -  I want to book a hotel room on your layout with that view. WOW

Thanks very much, Trumptrain, it's fun to hear that from you.

 I can ask at the local Rooms-for-rent hotel, but the room is going to be a bit too small for you.

IMG_0016ed [2)FrankM

Attachments

Photos (1)
Mark Diff posted:

Well, better late than never as the saying goes, so here is my contribution to team track Tues...err Thursday:

Last lift of an empty cable spool to be shipped out as some locals look on...

IMG_0852

IMG_0853IMG_0854IMG_0855IMG_0856IMG_0858

Mark,

Where did you get the overhead crane? Did you make it yourself? If so, where are the components from?

I am looking to model something similar. 

Buzz

Buzz 191

coach joe posted:

Patrick, I always stop by.  Thanks for starting TTT every week.  No current layout so no contributions coming from.  Hopefully in the future.

Mark those are great looking cable reels.  Who made them?

Thanks Coach. The cable reels were made from a kit by GC laser.

Mark

GG1 2340 posted:
Mark Diff posted:

Well, better late than never as the saying goes, so here is my contribution to team track Tues...err Thursday:

Last lift of an empty cable spool to be shipped out as some locals look on...

IMG_0852

IMG_0853IMG_0854IMG_0855IMG_0856IMG_0858

Mark,

Where did you get the overhead crane? Did you make it yourself? If so, where are the components from?

I am looking to model something similar. 

Buzz

Buzz, the crane was cobbled together from various kits and parts, principally a plasticville signal bridge. I am preparing a separate post on this crane. I will post some better pictures then. Thanks for asking. 

Mark

Add Reply



OGR Publishing, Inc. PO Box 218, Hilliard, OH 43026 330-757-3020
www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×