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Speers Ferry (VA) Clinch River RR Interchange
- Kategorie: Clinch River Railroad
- Zuletzt aktualisiert: Freitag, 11. August 2017 15:44
- Geschrieben von Michael Homberg
Speers Ferry (VA)
Clinch River RR Interchange Yard
Further CRRR Pages:
- Clinch River Railroad (CRRR) - Overview, and Big Creek
- Clinch River Railroad - americaN branch
- Clinch River Railroad (CRRR) - Videos
- CRRR traffic network in Google My Maps
Planning and Construction of an americaN-Module
This WebSite is about the planning and construction of Speers Ferry (VA) Clinch River Rail Road (= CRRR) Interchange Yard.
Please note: this module was designed as Roseberg (OR). One aspect of that design was that this yard could be used "flexible".
Inspiration for "flexible design" I got from David Barrows and Riley Triggs (see "Minimalistic Approach")
Clinch River Rail Road: Overview
Phil Brooks' "Clinch River Railroad" is a freelanced model railroad. It is modeled to look and work like the prototype railroads in the Appalachian coal fields in the '50s. Details you get here.
Clinch River Rail Road: the whole network
Details about the area modeled by Phil Brooks you get here.
Speers Ferry (VA) Interchange
Minimalistic Approach: "Roseberg" and "Speers Ferry"
After all tracks were laid out at my railroad system "Roseberg (OR)" with staging yards "Portland (OR)" and "Black Butte (OR)", I found out that this set up could be used as "Speers Ferry (VA) CRRR Interchange as well. Without any modification at the hardware.
The software would be different.
Yes. The operating system, the Rail Road Company and their rules, traffic patterns, locomotives, cars, etc.
Speers Ferry (VA) CRRR and connection to rest of world
Speers Ferry (VA) CRRR Interchange and connections to Southern Ry. and Clinchfield RR
In Google My Maps, this is the view:
CRRR, Speers Ferry Area, with connecting rail roads Southern Ry (black) and Clinchfield RR (green).
Speers Ferry CRRR Interchange Yard Track Plan
Speers Ferry: Possibilities of train movements, and connections
Speers Ferry (VA) CRRR Interchange Yard: track plan
Preview of operations
2016-02-14: the interchange yard technically is not ready for operations.
On the other hand, photos are possible. Therefore, here are some preview photos:
Southern RR has trackage rights for passenger trains across Clinch River RR.
This is Southern RR northbound passenger #4 "The Appalachian" with engine #2928 in front.
"The Appalachian" entered CRRR territory at Lone Mountain, stopped at Big Creek and Cedar Fork, and is now arriving at Speers Ferry. At this interchange, it will re-enter Southern trackage.
Entering Speers Ferry west end yard ladder
CRRR #25 is switching the caboose #20 off the coal train which arrived at Speers Ferry some time before this passenger was due. Engine #21 is switching, too.
View from the west
With restricted yard speed, the passenger is moving forward.
On the left: the caboose track.
East side of Speers Ferry CRRR Interchange Yard.
This and the other photos illustrate the main business of the Clinch River RR: collection of coal at the mines, and transportation of coal to the interchange yards.
Caboose track in front
CRRR engines #23 and #24 in front of a long coal train arrived in time to let the passenger pass by.
Southern passenger #2928 stopped. It is waiting to get permission from the dispatcher to move into Southern trackage.
At the same time, CRRR #20 is switching at the east side of Speers Ferry CRRR Interchange Yard.
Southern passenger #4 "The Appalachian" with engine #2928 got a track warrant to continue out of Speers Ferry CRRR Interchange and onto Southern tracks.
Over and out for Southern passenger #4 "The Appalachian".
First video of CRRR Speers Ferry Yard:
Engineer view, work train from from Purchase Siding via CRRR Speers Ferry Yard towards Southern Ry. Status: November 2016