Category Archives: Operations

Update on Using Wireless Phones

Over the past few months, several folks have asked about the wireless phones I use for communication among the “management” positions during CSX Shenandoah Division operating sessions. Accordingly, I thought I’d provide some updated information. I’ve been very happy with … Continue reading

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Crew Safety and Operations Orientation on the Crandic

With the help of several of his crew members, my friend Pat Lana has produced a Crew Safety video for his N scale Crandic Route. About 10 minutes long, the video is: …a crew safety training film shown to new … Continue reading

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NC RailRun 2010

On Saturday, September 4, 2010, four members of the regular CSX Shenandoah Division crew helped me host nine visitors for an all-day operating session as part of NC RailRun 2010, a three-day Operations SIG operating weekend. The nine visitors came … Continue reading

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Using Wireless Phones for Communication

Wow. Time flies. It seems like only yesterday I was giving my clinic Helpful Hints for Hosting Operating Sessions at the NMRA’s 75th anniversary national convention in Milwaukee. During this presentation, I described how we use wireless telephones for communication … Continue reading

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Supervisor of Train Operations

CSX Shenandoah Division train crews swap out on the visible layout at crew change points located near the north and south end staging yards. A separate operator handles the movements into and out of staging. When first added to the … Continue reading

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