This weekend I reconfigured my operating session card system. Several years ago I posted my card system FWIW based on borrowed ideas. Of the six sessions, I only completed three. The problem was I tried to include too many scenarios in any session. I was stuck in session one for a long time and couldn't run other locos and trains and switch cars to different industries. The new experiment involves six sessions.
Sessions 1 and 4: Road orders for WB Local passenger train run and an EB mail express train run that reverses those trains, their next direction, and starting points. Each train makes water stops and station stops along the way.
Sessions 2 and 5: Yard orders to build a WB oil tanker train and an EB mixed freight train, then running those trains in similar fashion as the Local and mail express. A coal train is substituted for the Tanker train in session 5.
Sessions 3 and 6: Yard orders: (a) build switching train for industries. (b) build tanker or coal road train. (c) build mixed freight road train. Switch orders to spot, hold or take cars. The road trains are then ready to run for the next sessions 2 and 5.
I will see if this abbreviated system allows for more train running without too many time consuming complicated manuvers. Cheers.