PNWRR & Cherry Valley RR
Built by the late Tom Enloe, a Soundrail founder, The Pacific Northwestern RR is a proto-freelanced line jointly owned and operated by Great Northern & Southern Pacific and headquartered near Tillamook OR. The time is Fall, 1953, with summer colors at sea level, fall color climbing the hill & early snow at the summit. It is in a purpose built building that is 28x42 plus attached crew lounge. A modeled seaport and industrial area is in SP territory with a live interchange between SP, GN & PNW. The total seaport, city and yard are 90 linear feet.
The PNW modeled yard is a subdivision yard, over 40 feet long, and has a crew of 3. There is also a 5 track passenger station with a 3 track freight house and baggage, mail and storage tracks. The station & interlocking have a crew of 2 as does the SP port area, a dedicated 7x20 area.
The PNW Mountain District goes over the coast range with a 2.2% ruling grade on a 300+ foot main with 3 TO stations and some trains requiring helpers. Control by the Mountain Dispatcher is TT&TO. Over the hill, there is live interchange at Black Diamond with a logging and mining RR, the Cherry Valley RR. CV RR has its own yard, services 3 coal mines and a lumber mill and will need 1 operator.
Just past Black Diamond is the modeled A/D yard for the East Black Diamond yard, the main division yard (staging). Staging is run by a dedicated operator as is control of the East Black Diamond A/D. 17 other positions will be open to boomers.
Control is by NCE with road crews using radio throttles. For additional information, see the article in the March 1991 Layout Design News.
A. Scale: HO
B. DC or DCC: NCE DCC Radio
C. Dispatching/control method: TT&TO
D. Car control: CC/WB
E. Mainline: 360'
F. Room size: 28' X 42'
G. Percent sceniced: 90%
H. Handicap accessibility: none
I. Maximum number of guest operators: 17
J. Minimum number of guest operators: 10