A trial in reality

November 1, 2021 marked our layout’s very first practice operating simulation, when we ran both the “Hurricane Turn” and the “Handley Turn” out of South Charleston, taking specific manifest cars from that yard to spot, both east and west.

This was the first step in discovering the many “fixes” that are needed in track, electrical, rolling stock and motive power. All were noted.

Here, Cory spots coal loads at the St. Albans coal dock, and then on to switch the other industries in town.

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