Date: October 15, 2006

Since the peak of railroads around 1915, the trains have been losing passengers to the automobile. The PCR and the Pennsy have been improving passenger service, in an attempt to reverse this trend. The latest improvement is the scheduling of EMD E-8's to head the passenger cars through Export.

The little NW2 switcher in Export has been described as a Rail Buffer, keeping the rails shiny, but not moving many cars. Complaints about the number of cars scheduled have been heard among the PCR crew members.

The last Westbound Pennsy EC9 dropped off 22 cars and picked up 25, while PCR officials would like to increase the number of cars.

In an effort to solve the problem, an old Pennsy NW1 switcher has been assigned to White Valley, and the NW2 has been paired with the other NW2 in Export.
There's always switching on the PCR, crew members work late into the night setting out and picking up deliveries while Pennsy crews connect this railroad to the rest of the country.

This month's operating session is this Friday, October 20th, starting around 7:00pm. Hope to see you there.