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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
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 

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.

Lewistown Secondary Turn

Turnaround service for the Lewistown Secondary, operating out of Lewistown Yard, within the Lewistown (LN) limits. 

To protect LCL service, the following schedule is established for the downtown Lewistown freight station:

Route   Car Role   Inbound: Outbound:
    Train Train Time Dropoff Time Train Pickup Time
Train Time
Altoona   Merchandise   M-26 3:00 p.m.   M-27   3:00 a.m.
Enola   Merchandise   M-9 10:30 p.m.   M-16   1:00 p.m.
Northumberland   Merchandise   S-71 4:00 p.m.   S-70   7:00 a.m.
Newport   Merchandise   M-19 2:00 p.m.   M-18   6:00 a.m.
Mifflin   Merchandise   M-19 2:00 p.m.   M-18   6:00 a.m.
Burnham   Merchandise   Extra     Extra    
Mount Union Turn   Peddler   M-22 12:45 p.m.   M-23   4:45 a.m.
Newport Turn   Peddler   M-19 2:00 p.m.   M-18   6:00 a.m.
Northumberland   Peddler   S-71 4:00 p.m.   S-70   7:00 a.m.
Milroy Turn   Peddler   Extra     Extra    
Standard Steel Co.   Trap   STON-2 3:30 p.m.   STON-1   10:30 a.m.
* To be adjusted due to the time scenarios depicted.


TBD: As the Milroy Turn, Steel Turn, and S-70/S-71 pass right by the downtown Lewistown freight station, should they drop off/pick up their LCL cars at the siding or take them to the Lewistown Yard? Going all the way to the yard adds a day for customer shipments.

Blue flags shall be implemented on all sidings while LCL activity is taking place. 

Strategies

None at this time.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

Furnace Branch Siding Turn

Turnaround service for the Furnace Branch Siding, operating out of Lewistown Yard via the Lewistown Secondary, within the Lewistown (LN) limits.

Furnace Branch Siding 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 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.

Milroy Secondary Turn

Turnaround service for the Milroy Secondary, operating out of Lewistown Yard via the Lewistown Secondary, exclusive of the Standard Steel Turn and the Stone Turn.

Strategies

Work only trailing point sidings heading east, turn at Milroy, and work trailing point sidings heading west.

At Yeagertown, drop cars not destined for eastward locations and pick them up on the return trip, if siding space allows. This simplifies moves at Reedsville and Milroy. Be sure to leave car cards in Storage Track card box during run to Milroy and back.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

Naginey Stone Turn Crew

Turnaround service for the quarry at Naginey, operating out of Lewistown Yard via the Lewistown Secondary.

Naginey is not yet in service.

During First Trick sessions, the empty train to Naginey should be tied down on the Pennsylvania Midland track at KV Junction.

During Second Trick sessions, the full train from Naginey should be picked up from the Pennsylvania Midland track at KV Junction.

Strategies

None at this time.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

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.

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 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.

The Pennsylvania Midland Railroad Operator

The Pennsylvania Midland is not yet operational.

Strategies

None at this time.

Special Instructions

None at this time.

The Yardmaster directs yard crews and engages in subordinate's work as needed. They receive empty car order waybills from the Freight Agent and assign available freight cars appropriately. They order empty cars from Altoona/Enola as needed. 

The Lewistown Drill Crew classifies and build trains at the direction of the Yardmaster. They also service customers within the Lewistown (LX) limits and hostle locomotives.

Classification

The title bar of the waybill is color coded for the convenience of the Yardmaster. and Drill Crew The color is an indicator of the destination of the shipment, making classification easier. The waybill may also include routing information.

Waybill Color Codes for Destinations:
Route East (Enola)
Route East (Northumberland)
Route West (Altoona)
 Newport Turn (LE)  
 Mount Union Turn (LW) 
  Lewistown Junction (XA) 
 Lewistown Secondary (LN) 
Lewistown Secondary
Furnace Branch Siding (LNFB)
 Milroy Secondary (39) 
Milroy Secondary
Stone Turn (ST11)
Milroy Secondary
Steel Turn (SS05)


Assignment of tracks for classification is at the discretion of the Yardmaster. Tabs are provided for use in the car card boxes to provide quick reference as to assignment of tracks.

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LCL Service

The Lewistown Junction station handles an LCL car to Altoona as follows:

Route Car Role Inbound: Outbound:
Train Train Time Dropoff Time Train Pickup Time Train Time
Altoona Merchandise M-16 1:00 p.m.   M-9 9:30 p.m.* 10:30 p.m.*
* To be adjusted due to the time scenarios depicted.


Blue flags shall be implemented on all sidings while LCL activity is taking place. 

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Control Panel

At present all switches are manually controlled

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.