Why does that car have to go in front of the other? How does a crew know where to put a car? Why does the engine just sit there between certain moves? Questions like these and other have baffled model railroaders for decades. TMC Volume 05 looks at switching operations by following the work of a Norfolk Southern crew at a plastics plant. Also featured is an interview with Lance Mindheim about how track planning and operations need to be planned together. Plus, an interview with Greg Amer, a BNSF locomotive engineer, about what it's like to switch cars from the perspective of the cab.
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