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The Seattle Switcher Operators Page

(Class Yard Operator)


This is a comfortable sit down job away from aisle crowds.  You sit in a pit adjacent to the yard and under the upper level’s Glacier Canyon. It is reached through the layout’s only duck under. (See layout plan)

You use your own switcher to prepare cuts of cars for through trains, and whole consists for trains originating in Seattle. You will also drop cars into the class yard tracks that arrive on trains terminating in Seattle. Your boss is the Seattle “Tower”. He will hostle power from / to the roundhouse, and moves all trains within yard limits.

What follows are links to Adobe PDF files that you can view in your Browser window and then if you are planning to visit and operate on The Great Great Northen, you can easily print them on your home printer from ADOBE.  

Seattle Switching pg 1

Seattle Switching pg 2

Seattle Yard Panel

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