Operations Information

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Operations started mid 2008 and have progressed quite a bit since then. We use FRS radios for communication between the crews and the dispatcher so if you have a radio, bring it with you. Ops are open to anyone but you must let me know you are coming! I can be reached via e-mail at CPRXmodelRR@earthlink.net. You'll have to cut and paste that link. Operations assistance is gladly welcomed. If you are interested in helping me with preparing for ops, please let me know. I can always use the help and comraderie!

Upcoming Operating Sessions -- Please bring your FRS radio charged, your headset and a Digitrax throttle if you have one. See Updates Page for updates to the railroad.. Click here for UPDATES PAGE.

December 18th is an informal work party. See WORK PARTY page on Home Page. No ops are set up just yet, however, if we get enough work done I'll set one up for January.


Dispatcher Mark Lestico-Op Session 9-6-08

In the beginning we used the chart below and used colored pens to mark train occupancy and progress. As of this writing (July 2010) we are using the new JMRI panel. Thanks to Mark Lestico for his gracious help (HOURS!) in helping create these panels. I'm expecting that we'll soon be updating the computerization to include CATS. More on that later.

Dispatcher Sheet 11-08

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