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CUMBERLAND SOUTHERN RAILWAY

CLARKSVILLE SUBDIVISION

TRAIN DIGEST AND PROCEDURE MANUAL

ISSUE DATE SEPTEMBER 12, 1959
REVISED NOVEMBER 6, 1962

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. OPERATION METHODOLOGY
  2. SCHEDULED TRAINS
  3. REPORTING MARKS
  4. STATIONS, YARDS, AND INTERCHANGES
  5. TRACKAGE RIGHTS OF FOREIGN ROADS
  6. LOCAL STATION SWITCHING CAPACITIES
  7. RULING GRADE TONNAGE RATINGS
  8. THE NEW RIVER ELECTRIC RAILROAD AND LIGHTING CO.

1. OPERATION METHODOLOGY

The Cumberland Southern Railway's operating sessions are conducted using the "Conductor's Wheel Report" method. This method is described in detail in an article by Jim Hediger published in the May 1984 Model Railroader.

There are no waybills, car cards, or computer generated switch lists. The only form used to govern car and train movement during the operating session is the "Conductors Wheel Report". On a prototype railroad, the wheel report tells what's in the whole train, while waybills cover the handling of each car. Our wheel reports list car types across the top and the stations down the side. The value at the intersection of each row and column specifies what type and how many of each type of car is to be in the train for handling at each station. There are two variants of the form, for eastbound and westbound movements, identical except that the stations are in reverse sequence.

Each train's wheel report specifies the routing of the train from station to station and the total number of each type of car to be included in each train. When the train is assembled, it should be blocked in order of station sequence. That is, cars for the first station directly behind the engine, cars for the second station behind these, and so forth.

The wheel report does not specify which individual car gets set out or picked up at a particular industry, only which cars go to each station. Individual switching decisions are left up to the discretion of each individual operator. When the train arrives at a station, the operator assumes the duty of local agent and determines what switching will actually take place in each town.

The operator may switch as many or as few cars at each station as he wishes, the only constraint is that the train leaves each town with the same number of cars as it had when it arrived. More experienced operators may go after more complicated moves, newer crews can make those moves that they feel comfortable with to avoid getting frustrated. Cars do not have to be swapped for cars of like type, but the operator must rely on common sense to avoid unrealistic moves. For example, while a coal mine would predominantly see open hoppers, an occasional boxcar of machinery or flat car load would not be unreasonable, but a reefer of produce would be.

The rest of the manual describes the characteristics of individual trains and stations. Scheduled CSRY trains are described as are trackage rights of foreign roads. Also included are the type and number of cars normally handled at each station. Tonnage ratings to assist in assignment of motive power to each train are also included. Operations of The New River Electric Railroad and Lighting Company are also described.

2. SCHEDULED TRAINS

CUMBERLAND SOUTHERN RAILWAY - DAILY TRAIN SHEET
SCHED LEAVE ARRIVE RR TRAIN E/W/T DESCRIPTION STATION
      CS 101 T FRANKLIN LOCAL CY, FR, CY
      CS 102 T CLARKSVILLE LOCAL CY, CV, CY
      CS 103 T WHEATSTONE JUNCTION LOCAL CY, WJ, SR, CY
      CS 104 T MIDDLETOWN LOCAL CY, MT, CY
      CS 105 T TNRER&L TRANSFER CY, NR, CY
      CS 106 T ALEXANDERS- VILLE LOCAL CY, AV, PL, CY
      CS 202 E FREIGHT TRANSFER PW, CY
      CS 203 W FREIGHT TRANSFER PE, CY, PW
      CS 204 E FREIGHT TRANSFER PW, CY, PE
      CS 401 W THRU FREIGHT PE, PW
      CS 402 E THRU FREIGHT PW, PE
      CS 501 W WAY FREIGHT PE, CY, PW
      CS 502 E WAY FREIGHT PW, CY, PE
      CS 503 W WAY FREIGHT PE, CY, PW
      CS 504 E WAY FREIGHT PW, CY, PE
      CS 601 W UNIT TRAIN PE, PW
      CS 602 E UNIT TRAIN PW, PE
      CS 801 T PASSENGER LOCAL CY, WJ, FR, WJ, CV, CY
      CS 802 T PASSENGER LOCAL CY, CV, AV, MT, AV, CV, CY
      CS 803 W PASSENGER LOCAL PE, MT, AV, CV, CY
      CS 804 E PASSENGER LOCAL CY, CV, AV, MT, PE
      CS 805 W PASSENGER LOCAL CY, WJ, FR, PW
      CS 806 E PASSENGER LOCAL PW, FR, WJ, CY
      CS 902 E PASSENGER LIMITED PW, FR, MT, PE
      NRE 10 T TNRER&L TRANSFER HY, CS, HY
      NRE 20 T TNRER&L LOCAL HY, HV, HS, HY
      NRE 30 T NYC RR RUN THRU PE, PW
      NYC NYC2 E NYC RR RUN THRU PW, PE
      SOU SOU2 E SOU RY RN THRU PW, PE
      C&T C&T1 E C&T RR RUN THRU PE, PW
      C&T C&T2 W C&T RR RUN THRU PW, PE
      CCC CCC1 W CALVIN COAL CO CY, WJ
      CCC CCC2 E CALVIN COAL CO WJ, CY
      CL CL1 W CLINCH LUMBER CO. LOCAL HV, FR
      CL CL2 E CLINCH LUMBER CO. LOCAL FR, HV
      AOM AOM1 W APPALACHIAN & OHIO MIDLAND RUN THRU PE, PW
      AOM AOM2 E APPALACHIAN & OHIO MIDLAND RUN THRU PW, PE
 

3. REPORTING MARKS

REPORTING MARKS OF SCHEDULED TRAINS
CS CUMBERLAND SOUTHERN RY
C&T CINCINNATI & TOLEDO RAILROAD
AOM APPALACHIAN & OHIO MIDLAND RR
NRE THE NEW RIVER ELECTRIC RAILROAD & LIGHTING CO
CCC CALVIN COAL CO
NYC NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD
CL CLINCH LUMBER CO
SOU SOUTHERN RAILWAY
 

4. STATIONS, YARDS, INTERCHANGES

STATIONS, YARDS, INTERCHANGES (CSRY)
PE POINTS EAST
MT MIDDLETOWN
PL PITTSBURGH & LAKE ERIE INTERCHANGE
AV ALEXANDERSVILLE
CV CLARKSVILLE
CY CLARKSVILLE YARD
WJ WHEATSTONE JUNCTION
NR TNRER&L INTERCHANGE
SR SOUTHERN RAILWAY INTERCHANGE
FR FRANKLIN
PW POINTS WEST
 
STATIONS, YARDS, INTERCHANGES (TNRER&L)
CS CS INTERCHANGE
WJ WHEATSTONE JUNCTION
MT MIDDLETOWN
HS HOLE'S STATION
HV HILL VALLEY
HY HILL VALLEY YARD

5. TRACKAGE RIGHTS OF FOREIGN ROADS

The following operating companies have trackage rights over Cumberland Southern Railway, as noted.

  1. The New York Central Railroad, See Notes 4, 5, 8, 9.
  2. The Pennsylvania Railroad, See Notes 4, 8, 9.
  3. The Southern Railway, See Notes 4, 8, 9.
  4. The Seaboard Railroad, See Notes 4, 8, 9.
  5. The Cincinnati And Toledo Railroad, See Notes 4, 5, 8, 9.
  6. The New River Electric Railroad And Lighting Co., See Notes 6, 9.
  7. The Calvin Coal Co, See Notes 7, 9.
  8. The Clinch Lumber Co, See Notes 6, 9.
SCHEDULED THRU TRAINS OF FOREIGN ROADS (XXX9 SERIES)
E/W NBR- CARS ROUTING
EAST XXX2 TBD ALL POINTS WEST, ALL POINTS EAST
WEST XXX1 TBD ALL POINTS EAST, ALL POINTS WEST

Note 4. Operation of scheduled and / or extra thru freight trains over all CSRY Clarksville Subdivision mainline trackage.

Note 5. Operation of scheduled and / or extra thru passenger trains over all CSRY Clarksville Subdivision mainline trackage.

Note 6. Operation over CSRY mainline and auxiliary trackage located in Franklin and Wheatstone Junction for switching purposes.

Note 7. Operation over CSRY mainline and auxiliary trackage only between Wheatstone Junction and Clarksville Yard.

Note 8. All foreign road run thru trains are run straight thru without station stops or switching on CSRY.

Note 9. Foreign road train numbers consist of the reporting marks of the foreign road and a sequential number. Even numbers indicate eastbound trains and odd numbers indicate westbound trains.

6. LOCAL STATION SWITCHING CAPACITIES

LOCAL STATION SWITCHING CAPACITIES - CSRY.
Station Car Capacity
ALL POINTS WEST 70
FRANKLIN 13
SOUTHERN RY INTERCHANGE 3
T N R E R & L INTERCHANGE 8
WHEATSTONE JUNCTION 5
CLARKSVILLE YARD 30
CLARKSVILLE 9
ALEXANDERSVILLE 2
P & L E INTERCHANGE 4
MIDDLETOWN 18
ALL POINTS EAST 70
 

LOCAL STATION SWITCHING CAPACITIES - T N R E R & L Co.
Station Car Capacity
HILL VALLEY YARD 8
HILL VALLEY 4
HOLE'S STATION 4
CS INTERCHANGE 8
WHEATSTONE JUNCTION 2
MIDDLETOWN 2

7. RULING GRADE TONNAGE RATINGS

DIESEL ELECTRIC ROAD LOCOMOTIVES, See Notes 10, 11, 12
CLASS BUILDER MODEL TONS
100 - 129 EMD SD9 450 T
150 - 169 ALCO RS11 400 T
170 - 189 EMD F3 550 T
190 - 199 ALCO PA 500 T
220 - 229 ALCO FA 500 T
230 - 249 EMD GP30 400 T
270 - 279 ALCO RS3 500 T
280 - 299 EMD SD9 450 T
300 - 319 ALCO RSD4 450 T
330 - 339 EMD FT 400 T
400 - 429 ALCO RS1 400 T
560 - 569 EMD BL2 400 T
570 - 589 EMD GP7 350 T
600 - 619 EMD E4, E8 600 T
620 - 679 EMD F7 400 T
680 - 689 EMD FP7 500 T

DIESEL ELECTRIC SWITCHING LOCOMOTIVES, See Notes 12, 13.
CLASS BUILDER MODEL TONS
250 - 269 EMD SW1 200 T
750 - 759 BALDWIN S12 250 T
820 - 839 EMD SW7 200 T
840 - 849 GE 44T 100 T
880 - 889 ALCO S2 450 T
890 - 899 GE 70T 100 T

STEAM ROAD LOCOMOTIVES, See Note 14.
CLASS WHYTE NOTATION TONS
320-329 2-8-2 300 T
340-349 2-6-0 150 T
350-359 2-6-6-2 600 T
360-369 0-6-0 150 T
380-399 4-4-0 150 T
520 529 2-8-2 300 T
710-729 2-8-0 (LT) 250 T
900-919 2-8-0 (MED) 500 T

Note 10. All EMD SD9's, GP7's, BL2's, and all ALCO road switchers have dual cab controls and should be operated long hood forward.

Note 11. All ALCO and EMD road units have compatible multiple unit controls and may operate together. Baldwin units have electro-pneumatic multiple unit controls and are incompatible with ALCO and EMD MU controls.

Note 12. Operation of any diesel electric unit directly behind a steam engine is strictly prohibited, except for class 560 EMD BL2's which are equipped with Griffenfield Centrifugal Cinder Traps in the high short hood.

Note 13. Class 840 and 890 General Electric units lack multiple unit controls.

Note 14. Remaining units of class 320, 340, 350, 500, and 900 steam locomotives are available as protection power only, pending completion of the scrapping program. There should be no routine assignment of these units.

8. THE NEW RIVER ELECTRIC RAILROAD AND LIGHTING CO.

TNRER & L operates over its own trackage to serve Wheatstone Junction, Hole's Station, Hill Valley, and Middletown. These operations are included here for reference but they don't entail any operation over CSRY except for trackage rights in Wheatstone Junction and Franklin which are needed for a run-around move to facilitate switching in Middletown. Note that the Clinch Lumber Co. has trackage rights over the entire TNRER & L mainline from Wheatstone Junction to Hill Valley.

T N R E R & L TRAINS, See Notes 15.
E/W NBR- CARS ROUTING
WEST 10 6 HILL VALLEY YARD, CS INTERCHANGE, HILL VALLEY YARD
WEST 20 6 HILL VALLEY YARD, HILL VALLEY, HOLE'S STATION, HILL VALLEY YARD
WEST 30 6 HILL VALLEY YARD, WHEATSTONE JUNCTION, MIDDLETOWN, HILL VALLEY YARD

Note 15. Train 30 is a mixed train which provides passenger service between Middletown and Hill Valley. Equipment must be present in the consist to accommodate passengers.

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