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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff

Trains were all set up for the nights enjoyment. I was assigned the Lincoln special. As my train left Wellington it all fell apart, I had missed aligning a turnout. The 5 finger crane swiftly moved in and I was on my way again.  As the Special move along the high line, I greeted other operators as they made their switching moves. Lincoln has a few questionable turnouts which seem to cause derailing. With light traffic in the area I took the opportunity to carefully watch as derailments happened. Pushing 2 refers through the diverging track the lead truck would ride up over the guard rail, everything.  Upon inspection it was found that the trucks were a bit tight and after the screws were loosened slightly they moved through the turnout without a problem. There was another derailment for which no problem could be found. Interesting night. Next Tuesday is work night.
Some of the staged freights.

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