Sandy Ford Jct.
have numbered the tracks and spots as if this were a CLIC book for the Santa Fe.
Names are linked to photos of the industries described.
29-98 and 29-99 are the double main through Sandy Ford. The Depot is located
just East of our module.
Track 29-02 serves three industries.
- Harris Frederick & Co.
is an industrial supplier to the steel fabricating and oilfield industries. They
receive pipe, pumps, steel members, fabrication machinery, and supplies. Most
of their loads come from the east. They rarely have any outbound freight.
Grocery Supply is the main importer of food for this area. They receive
all sorts of packaged and fresh food. Reefers should be spotted at door 04 unless
two reefers are present at a time. They ship nothing outbound. They receive shipments
from east and west.
- Team Track / Ramp is
available for anyone. Harris Frederick unloads their pipe here. Farm & Ranch
receive their tractors and heavy accessories here. Most incoming industrial products
come from the east. Outbound loads include hay and logs.
29-03 serves two customers.
- The Co Op coal
storage bin is spot 01. Only 3-4 gondolas of coal are needed each year, coming
from eastern roads.
- Elevator spots 02-04
serve outgoing wheat. Incoming fertilizer should be spotted at door 03 as should
outgoing bagged wheat. Their loads usually head east.
Oil has spots 05 and 06. Boxcars of barrel petroleum products should spot
at 04. Tankers can be spotted at 04 or 05 and served by hoses. Most of their loads
come from the west.
Track 29-04 serves Consolidated
Grain. In off-season, their spur also assists as a runaround track. Its
loads usually head east.
Track 29-05 is a holding track. When inbound
loads cannot be spotted, they can be left here. When a train going in an opposite
direction needs to remove an empty to spot a load, it can place the empty here
for a future train to pick up. It also serves as an interchange track with the
Track 29-06 serves three customers.
01 and 02 serve Plains Building Supply. Spot 01 is
for unloading box and flat cars while 02 has an under track hopper for aggregate.
Most building supplies come from the west. Nails and metal goods come from the
- Spot 03 is for Farm and Ranch Supply.
They bring in feed, seed and fertilizer in competition with the Co Op. They also
receive barbed wire, farm implements (through the ramp on 29-02), and fence poles.
Their manufactured good come from the east, with most other items coming from
- Valley Wholesale is the major provider
of hardware, furniture, appliances, and clothing for this area. Most of these
products come from the east.
Track 29-07 serves the stock
pens. Cattle from this area usually ship east but may arrive from either
direction. Occasional gondolas of sand are brought in for bedding.
29-01 gives the Junction its name, as this track leads to several farm communities
down the track. Sometimes cars for a distant town are left in yard track 29-05
for a future train to pick up.
All turnouts on this layout are hand laid
and manually operated with springs to hold the points to one side or the other.
Track is a combination of hand laid and flex. All is code 100. The module is built
to modular standards sos that it could be used in a modular club if I so desired...
but to date have not.
To see how they all relate, click for the Left,
Center, or Right portion of the