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Chicago to New York -- "The Broadway Limited".

Based on the 1953 Broadway Limited from the Makeup of Trains.

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
BM70-7 L.E.E. Chicago 1  
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Los Angeles 1  (To Santa Fe No. 17 at Chicago). "Regal Crest", "Regal Lane", "Regal Lark", "Regal Manor", "Regal Creek" or "Regal Spa" (All were AT&SF 4-4-2 cars. "Regal Creek" built by Pullman; all others by ACF.)
SL 21 Roomette LW Chicago 1  "Massilon Inn", "Tiffin Inn", "Chambersburg Inn", or "Chester Inn"
SL 21 Roomette LW Chicago 1  "Massilon Inn", "Tiffin Inn", "Chambersburg Inn", or "Chester Inn"
SL 12 CPT-SR-4 DBR LW Chicago 1 "Cabin Creek", "Cedar Creek", "Center Creek",  or "Cherry Creek"
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Chicago 1 "Cabin Creek", "Cedar Creek", "Center Creek",  or "Cherry Creek"
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Chicago 1 "Manistee Rapids", "Conestoga Rapids", "Little Miami Rapids", "Ch. K. Curtis", "Kaskaskia Rapids" or "Clarion Rapids"
SL Lge.-2 DBR-Bar LW Chicago 1  "Harbor Cove" or "Harbor Rest"
Diner (Twin Unit) LW Chicago 1  4620 &4621
Kitchen-Dorm (Twin Unit) LW Chicago 1  4620 &4621
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Chicago 1 "Imperial Ridge", "Imperial Brink", "Imperial Cliff", "Imperial Lea", "Imperial Peak" or "Imperial Road"
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Chicago 1 "Manistee Rapids", "Conestoga Rapids", "Little Miami Rapids", "Ch. K. Curtis", "Kaskaskia Rapids" or "Clarion Rapids"
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Chicago 1 "Manistee Rapids", "Conestoga Rapids", "Little Miami Rapids", "Ch. K. Curtis", "Kaskaskia Rapids" or "Clarion Rapids"
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Chicago 1 "Imperial Ridge", "Imperial Brink", "Imperial Cliff", "Imperial Lea", "Imperial Peak" or "Imperial Road"
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Chicago 1 "Imperial Ridge", "Imperial Brink", "Imperial Cliff", "Imperial Lea", "Imperial Peak" or "Imperial Road"
SL OBS 2 MR-1 DR-Bar-Lge. LW Chicago 1  "Mountain View" or "Tower View"

Train 28 represents not only itself, but also trains 60, 20, and 30.

60

Pittsburgh to New York -- "The Pittsburgher".

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
B60 Pittsburgh 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL Lge.-6 DBR-Bar LW Pittsburgh 1  
Diner LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 12 DUP-SR-4 DBR LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 12 DUP-SR-4 DBR LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 12 DUP-SR-4 DBR LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 12 DUP-SR-4 DBR LW Pittsburgh 1  
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Pittsburgh 1  

20

Indianapolis to New York -- "The Indianapolis Limited".

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
Head End Cars Deadhead (X) Indianapolis -  
B60 Indianapolis 1  
Dormitory Indianapolis 1  
SL 14 Section LW Indianapolis 1  
SL 18 Roomette LW Indianapolis 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Indianapolis 1  
SL 12 CPT-SR-4 DBR LW Indianapolis 1  
SL Lge.-6 DBR-Bar LW Indianapolis 1  
Diner LW Indianapolis 1  

30

St. Louis to New York -- "The Spirit of St. Louis".

Chicago to Washington -- "The Liberty Limited".

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
Coach-Lounge-Baggage Chicago 1  
P85bR Chicago 2  
SL 14 Section Chicago 1  
SL 14 Section Chicago 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Chicago 1  
SL Lge.-6 DBR-Bar LW Chicago 1  
Diner (Twin Unit) LW Chicago 1  
Kitchen-Dormitory (Twin Unit) LW Chicago 1  
SL 4 CPT-4 DBR-2 DR LW Chicago 1  
SL 12 Dup.-SR-4 DBR LW Chicago 1 "Chartiers Creek" or "Chickies Creek”
SL 21 Roomette LW Chicago 1 "Wooster Inn" or "Xenia Inn”
SL OBS-2 MBR-1 DBR-1 DR-Bar-Lge Chicago 1 "Thomas Alexander Scott" or "George Brook Roberts”

Train 58 represents not only itself, but also trains 38, 40, 68, and 48.

38

Cleveland to New York -- "The Clevelander / The Akronite".

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
PB70 Scheme 4 Cleveland 1  
P70gsR Cleveland -  
P85bR Cleveland 2  
SL 21 Roomette LW Cleveland 1  
SL 6 SEC-6 DBR Cleveland 1  
Diner Lounge Cleveland 1  
SL 12-1 Cleveland 1  
SL Lounge-5 DBR-Bar Akron 1  
SL 12 DUP-SR-5 DBR Akron 1  
SL 10 Roomette-5 DBR LW Akron 1  

40

Cincinnati to New York -- "The Cincinnati Limited".

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
BM70 L.E.W. Pittsburgh 1  
BM70 L.E.E. Cincinnati 1  
P70kR Cincinnati -  
P85bR Cincinnati 1  
Coach-Lounge-Bar Cincinnati 1  
SL 14 Section Cincinnati 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Cincinnati 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Cincinnati 1  
SL Lge.-6 DBR-Bar LW Cincinnati 1  
Diner (Twin Unit) LW Cincinnati 1  
Kitchen-Dormitory (Twin Unit) LW Cincinnati 1  
SL 12 Dup.-SR-4 DBR LW Cincinnati 1  
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Cincinnati 1  
Sleepers (X) Cincinnati 1  
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Memphis 1 From L&N-4 Cincinnati. 
SL 10 Roomette-6 DBR LW Nashville 1 From L&N-8 Cincinnati. 
SL OBS-2 DR-1 CPT-1 DBR-Bar Cincinnati 1  

68

Detroit to New York -- "The Red Arrow".

Type of Car From Typ. Remarks
Dormitory Detroit 1  
PB70 Scheme 4 Detroit 1  
P85bR Detroit 2  
SL 12-1 Detroit 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Detroit 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Detroit 1  
SL 12 Dup.-SR-5 DBR LW Detroit 1  
Diner LW Detroit 1  
SL Lge.-6 DBR-Bar LW Detroit 1  
SL 21 Roomette LW Detroit 1  

48

Chicago to New York -- "The General / The Trail Blazer".

The engineer in this position is provided a Sequence of Trains to move westward on track three. 

For a First Trick session, there are four scheduled westbound freight trains, none of which have work at Lewistown. 

For a Second Trick session, there are seven westbound freight trains, two of which have work at Lewistown. 

Crews are encouraged to run westbound empty hopper trains, or second sections of scheduled trains, as extras as time allows.

For run each train, perform the following steps:

  1. Acquire the locomotive on the throttle.
  2. Proceed to and through LEWIS per signal indication, returning to staging, or into Lewistown Junction yard to terminate.
  3. Tie down your train by confirming the throttle speed is at zero, then dispatch the loco from your throttle.

Harsimus Cove to East St. Louis.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) East St. Louis trailers.

2) LCL Merchandise and Forwarder cars.

Train LCL-3 represents not only itself, but also trains LCL-7 and LCL-1.

LCL-1

Harsimus Cove to Chicago.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Chicago trailers.

2) Pittsburgh trailers.

3) LCL Merchandise and Forwarder cars.

LCL-7

Philadelphia to Crestline.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Pittsburgh trailers.

2) Chicago trailers.

3) LCL Merchandise and Forwarder cars.

The engineer in this position is provided a Sequence of Trains to move westward on track four. 

For a First Trick session, there are four westbound passenger trains, three of which have station stops at Lewistown. There is also a local freight that returns from Newport and terminates at Lewistown.

For a Second Trick session, there are eight westbound passenger trains. There is also a local freight that departs Lewistown for Mount Union.

For run each train, perform the following steps:

  1. Acquire the locomotive on the throttle.
  2. Proceed to and through LEWIS per signal indication, returning to staging, or into Lewistown Junction yard to terminate.
  3. Tie down your train by confirming the throttle speed is at zero, then dispatch the loco from your throttle.

43rd Sub-Division

One credit of service is confered for each operating session attended. One credit is confered for crewing for an open house.

A Fully Qualified Operator (FQO) has successfully completed each operating position job at least once. The positions are: Mainline Crew #1 (MC1), Mainline Crew #2 (MC2), Mainline Crew #3 (MC3), Mainline Crew #4 (MC4), Lewistown Yardmaster (LY), Lewistown Drill (LD), Lewistown Secondary Turn (LST), Milroy Secondary Turn (MST), Naginey Stone Turn (NST), Burnham Steel Turn (BST), LEWIS Tower Operator (LTO), and Pennsylvania Midland Operator (PMO). The division superintendent reserves the right to add or remove positions without notice to the union.

At this time, seniority provides no advantage.

Name Hire Date Service
Credits
FQO
Date
MC1 MC2 MC3 MC4 LY LD LST MST NST BST LTO PMO MoW
 John Frantz  12/9/17  1                           1
 Tom Jacobs  12/9/17  1                           1
 Tedd Pounds  12/9/17  1                           1
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 

Burnham Steel Turn

Turnaround service for Standard Steel at Yeagertown, operating out of Lewistown Yard via the Lewistown Secondary.

Strategies

None at this time.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

Standard Steel Crew

Internal switching at the Standard Steel Plant in Yeagertown/Burnham.

Standard Steel is not in service at this time.

Strategies

None at this time.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

The engineer in this position is provided a Sequence of Trains to move eastward on track one. 

For a First Trick session, there are four eastbound passenger trains, two of which have station stops at Lewistown. There is also a local freight that returns from Mount Union and terminates at Lewistown.

For a Second Trick session, there are fourteen eastbound passenger trains, two of which have station stops at Lewistown. There is also a local freight that departs Lewistown for Newport.

For run each train, perform the following steps:

  1. Acquire the locomotive on the throttle.
  2. Proceed to and through LEWIS per signal indication, returning to staging, or into Lewistown Junction yard to terminate.
  3. Tie down your train by confirming the throttle speed is at zero, then dispatch the loco from your throttle.

The Pennsylvania Midland Railroad Operator

The Pennsylvania Midland is not yet operational.

Strategies

None at this time.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

The engineer in this position is provided a Sequence of Trains to move eastward on track two. 

For a First Trick session, there are eight scheduled eastbound freight trains, one of which have work at Lewistown. 

For a Second Trick session, there are six eastbound freight trains, one of which have work at Lewistown. 

Crews are encouraged to run eastbound coal trains, or second sections of scheduled trains, as extras as time allows.

For run each train, perform the following steps:

  1. Acquire the locomotive on the throttle.
  2. Proceed to and through LEWIS per signal indication, returning to staging, or into Lewistown Junction yard to terminate.
  3. Tie down your train by confirming the throttle speed is at zero, then dispatch the loco from your throttle.

AAR Mechanical Designations are intended to group cars by general type, and appear to have been introduced in 1910, although it was a number of years before all railroads so designated their cars in the Official Railway Equipment Register.

The following are a subset of the AAR Mechanical Designations which are appropriate for use on the HO Scale Middle Division during the 1950s.

 Freight Cars
  • FB - Flat Car, bulkhead
  • FC - Flat Car, trailer service
  • FD - Flat Car, depressed center
  • FM -  Flat Car, general service
  • FW - Flat Car, well hole
  • GA -  Gondola, drop bottom, cross doors dump between the rails
  • GB -  Gondola, solid floor, may have drop ends for mill service
  • GD -  Gondola, solid floor, side doors
  • GH -  Gondola, drop bottom, longitudinal doors dump outside the rails
  • GS -  Gondola, drop bottom, longitudinal doors dump outside the rails
  • GT -  Gondola, high side rotary dump
  • HM - Hopper, 2-bay
  • HT -  Hopper, 3- & 4-bay
  • HK -  Hopper, longitudinal doors dump outside the rails
  • LG -  Gondola or Flat Car, equipped to carry containers
  • LO -  Hopper, covered
  • NE -  Caboose, eight wheel
  • NM - Caboose, four wheel
  • RA - Refrigerator, brine cooled
  • RAM - Refrigerator, brine cooled, beef rails
  • RB - Refrigerator, ice cooled, no ice bunkers
  • RCD - Refrigerator, solid carbon dioxide cooled
  • RP, RPA, RPB - Refrigerator, mechanically cooled, powered by car axle
  • RS - Refrigerator, ice cooled
  • RSM - Refrigerator, ice cooled, beef rails
  • SA - Stock Car, single deck
  • SC - Stock Car, convertible single or double deck
  • SF - Stock Car, double deck
  • SH - Horse Car
  • SM - Stock Car
  • SP - Stock Car, poultry
  • TA -  Tank Car, specialized
  • TG - Tank Car, glass lined
  • TL - Tank Car, lined other than glass
  • TM, TMU - Tank Car, specialized
  • TP - Tank Car, specialized
  • TR - Tank Car, specialized
  • VA - Ventilated Box Car, fruits or vegetables
  • VM - Ventilated Box Car, fruits or vegetables, partially insulated
  • VS - Ventilated Box Car, fruits or vegetables, insulated
  • XAF - Box Car, automobile or furniture
  • XAP - Box Car, automobile parts with racks
  • XAR - Box Car, automobile with loading racks, end door
  • XF - Box Car, furniture
  • XI - Box Car, insulated
  • XM - Box Car, general service
  • XME - Box Car, merchandise with racks
  • XMP - Box Car, specially equipped racks not otherwise specified
  • XMR - Box Car, automobile with loading racks, end door
  • XT - Box Car, metal lined or containing one or more tanks
 Passenger Cars
  • BE - Baggage Express
  • BEM - Baggage Express Messenger
  • BH - Horse Express
  • BM - Milk Car, non-refrigerated
  • BMR - Mike Car, refrigerated
  • BP - Refrigerator Express
  • BR - Refrigerator Express, ice cooled
  • BRS - Refrigerator Express, brine cooled
  • BX - Box Express
  • CA - Combination baggage/passenger
  • CAD - Combination baggage/passenger w/food service
  • CO - Combined passenger/baggage/mail
  • CS - Combination baggage/smoking car
  • CSA - Combination baggage/dormitory/kitchen
  • CSB - Combination baggage/dormitory
  • CSP - Combination mail or baggage/dormitory/passenger
  • DA - Dining Car
  • DC - Cafe Car
  • DCL - Lunch Counter Lounge
  • DD - Diner Dormitory
  • DE - Dining Car, less kitchen
  • DG - Grill Room Car
  • DK - Dormitory-Kitchen Car
  • DKP - Kitchen Car
  • DL - Buffet-Lounge Car
  • DLC - Lunch Counter Car
  • DO - Cafe Observation Car
  • DP - Dining and Parlor Car
  • DPA - Diner-Lounge Car (pantry instead of kitchen)
  • EB - Electric Baggage Car
  • EC - Electric Combination Car
  • ED - Rail Motor Car
  • EG - Motor Propelled Car
  • EM - Electric Mail Car
  • EP - Electric Passenger Car
  • ET - Electric Passenger Trailer Car
  • IA - Instruction Car
  • MA - Postal Car
  • MB - Baggage and Mail Car
  • MBE - Combination Mail-Baggage-Express
  • MBD - Combination Mail-Baggage-Dormitory Car
  • MD - Comination Mail-Dormitory Car
  • MR - Postal Storage Car
  • MS - Mail and Smoker Car
  • PAS - Coach-Sleeping Car
  • PB - Coach or Chair Car
  • PBC - Parlor-Coach
  • PBO - Coach-Observation Car
  • PC - Passenger, Parlor or Chair Car
  • PD - Tavern Car
  • PL - Lounge Car
  • PO - Observation Car
  • PS - Sleeping Car
  • PSA - Dormitory Car
  • PT - Tourist Car
  • PV - Private Car, including business cars

M-o-W Cars

  • MWB -  Ballast Car
  • MWC -  Caboose or Tool Car
  • MWD -  Dump Car
  • MWE -  Ballast Spreader and Trimmer
  • MWF -  Flat Car
  • MWG - Section Gang or Track Inspection Car
  • MWH - Hand Car
  • MWJ - Ballast Unloader
  • MWK -  Snow Removing Car
  • MWL - Hand Car
  • MWM -  Store-Supply Car
  • MWP -  Pile Driver
  • MWS -  Steam Shovel
  • MWT -  Tool & Block Car
  • MWU - Wrecking Derrick
  • MWV -  Wrecking Derrick, flat car mounted
  • MWW -  Wrecking Derrick
  • MWX -  Boarding Car, boarding, sleeping, cooking, etc.