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APN Operating Session
June 23, 2007 Operating Session
We had a few invited guests at our third operating session: Don Bozman, Peter Bryan and Arthur Penny.  The whole crew seemed to have fun, and after the session we had a debriefing where Don and Peter provided us with constructive feedback, and we had a discussion about APN's future participation in ProRail 2007

 



Pre-session orientation.  Bob, Rich, guest Don Bozman, Duane, Charlie, Chip and guest Peter Bryan

 



Roger explains the call out board to guest Jane Butler

 



Richard discusses train assignments with Randy

 



Ops Committee chairman Roger explaining the staged trains to Greg and Mike

 



Let's roll some trains! 
Lot's of action as John, Bob, Steve and Kevin start the op session with a flurry of departing trains

 



Rich running train #55, an Amtrak passenger train

 



Guest Arthur Penny, Duane and guest Don Bozman.
Duane feather-beds as fireman, Arthur is conductor and Don engineer of this BNSF coal train.

 



Guest Peter Bryan handles the grain train at Port Keechi

 



Charlie classifying cars in Conroe Yard

 



Rich trying his hand at the Dispatcher desk. Note the high tech post-it notes he is "cheating" with.
The dispatching program has since been modified to help mitigate the need for these in the future.

 



Bob hauling an intermodal train

 



Don and Arthur backing a coal train down the mine spur

 



Chip with the Sunset Limited

 



Don cuts out some coal cars at the tipple

 



Ray getting excited about a new shipment of VW classics from Germany

 



Charlie points out trouble with a UP engine to Roger

 



Charlie caught red handed 0-5-0'ing that locomotive!

 



It's not Great Northern, but Don still seems to be enjoying himself

 



Charlie studies his switch list to plan his next move

 



Miguel flew in from Spain to attend this op session

 



Guest Greg Butler poking the head of his Amtrak train out of the tunnel

 



Errol studies an APN route map to plan his trip before departing

 



Steve and a friend pull a peddler freight out of Big Bend

 



Moe holds his coal train while he waits for the intermodal to clear

 



A lot of activity in Conroe yard

 



Larry gets the intermodal out on the main line to high-ball

 



Mike and guest Greg Butler do a roll-by inspection

 



Mike pulling a short freight past Sabinal station

 



Richard eases an intermodal through Keechi yard

 



Mike makes a passenger stop at Neath

 



Steve eases into Big Bend to make some set outs and pick ups

 



Roger making up new trains in RailOp

 



David starts out with his grain train
 



Charlie making a run around move at Paulsboro

 



Roger leads a post-session debriefing

 

 

Updated 07/30/2017