I love those ABBA FT and F7 sets!
|Athearn ice reefer in centre, Intermountain 40' ice reefer to the left, and Atlas PS-1 boxcar to the right.|
|Intermountain 40' ice reefer to the left, Athearn 50' ice reefer to the right.|
The Intermountain car has MTL trucks and the Athearn car has Athearn Accumates.
|Comparison of models of ATSF ice refrigerator cars. Intermountain 40' reefer on the left, |
and Athearn 50' reefer on the right. Both cars now have MTL trucks installed.
|John F operated the Ardmore yard. He left his glasses at home, and borrowed a pair of mine. They worked, .. sort of.|
|Chris is building the Davis to Pauls Valley local freight at Davis.|
|Bill has a north-bound passenger train approaching Big Canyon.|
|Chris has the local freight holding on the siding at Wynnewood while he plans his switching moves. |
Rod is rolling through the town with a through-freight.
|Darren has the Ardmore local freight. Here he is switching cars at Gene Autry.|
The tracks under Darren's hand are the South Staging tracks, and the continuous run connection.
|Dennis has the southbound gravel train which will exchange its empty gons for loaded gons |
at Dougherty and Big Canyon.
|Pauls Valley Yardmaster John C is sorting cars while he has a break from arriving trains.|
|Rod and Peter are preparing to cut cars out from their south-bound fast freight at Ardmore, |
as Yardmaster John F. determines which cars are to be added.
|Chris is picking up cars at Wynnewood. The local is a long train today.|
|The gravel train has arrived at Dougherty, where Dennis has to do some set-outs and pick-ups.|
But first, he will have to split the train to make room for the local freight when it arrives.
|Just on cue, here's Darren with the local freight.|
|The Davis - Pauls Valley local has arrived at Pauls Valley, |
and Chris has cut off the locos to ready them for the return trip to Davis.
|Dennis has pulled a cut of loaded gondolas from the Dolese siding, |
and is now pushing in a cut of empties for loading.
|Here, Darren has the south-bound refinery extra. He's preparing to pull a cut of loaded LPG cars |
from the refinery at Wynnewood before swapping them for empties.
|Yardmaster John at Ardmore yard.|
|Peter and Rod, with the north-bound livestock express rounding the |
big curve between Davis and Wynnewood.
|The south-bound Kansas Cityan at Davis, with Chris at the controls.|
|Much later in the day, and Rod and Peter are at Dougherty doing some switching with the afternoon |
Ardmore local freight, while Darren prepares to collect some loaded gons with the north-bound gravel train.
|Train 15, The Texas Chief heads towards Davis with Bill at the controls.|
|Dennis has the afternoon Davis - Pauls Valley local freight, and once again it's a long train.|
|Bill is receiving his orders for his next assignment. The sheet to the right of the clip holding the train orders |
is the crew call board, with the trains listed in their order of departure. Above the call board are the train graphs
from which I derived the timetable.