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Map Updates

Updated two maps with some corrections.
- Added missing WB signals at CP-FG and CP-SH (pg 1)
- Fixed Direction of CP-SE signal (pg3)
- Corrected CP225 to CP215 (pg 4)
- Added Finger Lakes Railway Yard (pg 1)

New Years Eve Timelapse

Here's a timelapse of our New Years Eve Mojave/Cajon Session.  Almost 7 hours condensed down to 4 mins. Vantage point is overlooking Barstow Yard.

This session maxed out at 31 trains running at the same time over Mojave and Cajon.  A fantastic way to end the year. Thank's to all who joined in. 

Mohawk, Mojave & Needles Map Updates

Trio of map updates today. Mostly Mohawk with some changes to Mojave and Needles.
Mojave now contains Barstow Yard to Daggett where the Mojave/Needles merge occurs at MP 732.2. Yermo Yard is also part of Mojave now.
Needles was updated to remove the track before that point and Yermo Yard.


  • Added track lengths to route map
  • Fixed Track configuration error at West end of Dewitt yard
  • Fixed Track configuration error at East end of Dewitt yard
  • Added Missing CP283 at Dewitt Yard
  • Fixed MA&N Runaround track location
  • Moved Little Falls spur from East end of siding to West end
  • Added Herkimer IT label at CP225
  • Added missing spur at Utica Yard near CP235
  • Moved (CEL) Cellet Plastics to correct location at St. Johnsville
  • Renumbered Fonda Yard Tracks



  • Added in Barstow Yard map.
  • Extended map coverage to MP 732.2, just West of Daggett, where the Mojave/Needles route merge.
  • Added Yermo Yard



  • Removed map portion that was east of MP 732.2 where the Mojave/Needles route merge.
  • Removed Yermo Yard map

Map Updates

Two small map updates made tonight.


  • Added PODS, Holbrook Lumber and McLane Foods Service to Guilderland Park (Pg 2)
  • Updated Selkirk yard with two track corrections and color coding of yard control (Pg 3)
  • Added "To Mohawk Map" indication (Pg 1)
  • Added ND/NS Dispatcher change indication at CP175. The Depot will use these two Dispatchers on the route.



  • CP270 was mis-labeled as CP293
  • 200.9 speedboard was mis-labeled as 205.9
  • Added (CEL) Cellet Plastics at Little Falls
  • Added track numbers to Utica & NYSW Yards

Buttonwillow Branch Opens for Business

The much anticiapted Buttonwillow Branch off the Wye at UP Bakersfield opened today with much fanfare!  Several customer orders were delivered today, and more ordered.  Jason G was the crew on the first official run on the branch line.  Please look for the F-SJVBAK job on the UP Locals page on the Depot+!  Happy Hoggin!