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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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Supervisor and Freight Agent

Reporting to the division superintendent, the supervisor is the railroad's executive at the local level. Interfaces with other crew and operators as needed, performing all necessary supervisory functions.

Supervisor 43, "LEWISTOWN", covers the main line from milepost 156.0 to 186.5, including the Denholm coal wharf, the Lewistown station, and WALL and LEWIS interlockings; the Lewistown Secondary; and the Milroy Secondary.

The Freight Agent collects car requests from online customers and forwards waybills to the Lewistown Yardmaster.

LEWIS Operator

Manages main line traffic through LEWIS interlocking via simulated CTC machine. Communicates with crews via signals and lineside telephones. Manages branch traffic via magnet board. Maintains the Tower's Record of Trains.

Main Line Crews (4)

Each of the mainline crews operates trains on an assigned track(s), executing a prototypical schedule. These are "rail fan" positions and may be automated by JMRI if the position is unfilled. A seasoned crew may be capable of holding both Main Line Crew #1 and Main Line Crew #4 positions concurrently.

Lewistown Junction Yardmaster

Yardmaster of the Lewistown yard. Directs yard crews and engages in subordinate's work as needed. Receives empty car orders and waybills from Freight Agent; assigns freight cars accordingly. Orders empty cars from Altoona/Enola as needed. 

Lewistown Junction Drill Crew

Classifies and builds trains at the direction of the Yardmaster.

Services customers within the Lewistown (LX) limits.

Lewistown Secondary Turn and Furnace Branch Siding Turn Crew

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

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

Milroy Secondary Turn and Naginey Stone Turn Crew

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.

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

Burnham Steel Turn and Standard Steel Crew

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

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

Everett Yardmaster - Pennsylvania Midland

Manages and operates main line traffic via simulated prototype dispatching system.

Operates Everett Yard.

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.

Movement of Trains

Following the Sequence of Trains sheet, the LEWIS operator controls movements through the WALL, LEWIS, and JACKS interlockings via a JMRI-based US&S CTC machine, setting routes and signals as appropriate. 

The LEWIS operator maintains telephone communication with the Lewistown Junction yard, coordinating moves between the yard and the main line. 

The LEWIS operator maintains telephone communication with crews on the Lewistown Secondary, Milroy Secondary, and the Selinsgrove Secondary. Movement of trains on these tracks is at restricted speed and is permitted at the discretion of the LEWIS operator. 

CTC Instructions to Come

The operator manages movements on the secondaries via a magnet board.

Magnet Board Instructions to Come

The operator records all movements on the tower's Record of Trains sheet.

Record of Trains Instructions to Come

Reporting to the division superintendent, the supervisor is the railroad's executive at the local level. 

Supervisor 43, "LEWISTOWN", covers the main line from milepost 156.0 to 186.5, including the Denholm coal wharf, the Lewistown station, and WALL and LEWIS interlockings; the Lewistown Secondary; and the Milroy Secondary.

Duties During Operating Sessions

  • Interfaces with suborindate crew and operators as needed
  • Performs all necessary supervisory functions
  • Oversees and performs emergency maintenance

Duties Between Operating Sessions

  • At each switching area, selectively move car cards from Hold bin to Outbound bin
  • At each switching area, move all car cards from Inbound bin to Hold bin
  • Generate new empty car requests from online customers and forward to Lewistown Yard
  • Fill empty car requests per orders from Lewistown Yard; provide via intradivisional trains indicated below
  • Restock beverages

Additional Duties Between Scenario 1 and Scenario 2

  • Re-stage S-70 as S-71 (Northumberland)
  • Re-stage M-23 at Mount Union as M-19 at Newport (Staging 4-2)
  • Re-stage M-27 as M-26 (Staging 2-6)
  • Re-stage M-9 for next eastbound run (Staging 3-4)

Additional Duties Between Scenario 2 and Scenario 1

  • Re-stage M-18 at Newport as M-22 at Mount Union (Staging 1-1)
  • Re-stage M-16 for next westbound run (Staging 2-1)
  • On train 2, the Pennsylvania Limited, rotate last sleeper in consist for next run (Staging 1-2)
  • If train 3 was run, the Penn Texas, rotate last sleeper in consist for next run (Staging 4-4)