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Burr Stewart
Burr-lington Northern

The Burrlington Northern is an HO version of the BN in the Seattle area from Tukwila north to Burlington and east to Skykomish in 1973, before all the pre-merger locomotives had been repainted. It includes four major yards (South Seattle, Interbay, Everett/Bayside, and Burlington) and many associated industrial switching areas. Passenger operations include the Empire Builder to Chicago and the International to Vancouver, BC. Freight operations include transcontinental hot shots, local transfer runs between yards, unit trains of grain, coal, logs or limestone, local switching, interchange trains from the UP and MILW, and classifying yard tracks. There is also a fictitious interchange with a mountain narrow gage HOn3 line which is not included in operating sessions yet.

Published sources:
Jan 2008 Railroad Model Craftsman, June 2010 Layout Design Journal (LDSIG) and June 2014 Trackside Model Railroading emagazine

Basic information:
A. Scale: HO
B. DC or DCC: NCE DCC
C. Dispatching/control method: Track warrant with magnetic dispatcher's panel
D. Car control: Car cards/waybills
E. Mainline: around 500', plus 3 staging yards, 5 sidings, and 3 interchanges
F. Room size: 24'x30'
G. Percent sceniced: 80%
H. Handicap accessibility: none
I. Maximum number of guest operators: 12
J. Minimum number of guest operators: 8

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