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Model RailRoad Manager. Simulate Prototype Operations on your Railroad. Service Planning: Industry Traffic, Trains, Manifests, Schedules. Each Industry can be a multiple commodity consignee or shipper; prototypical Orders/Shipments Unlimited number of Industries

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model railroad manager

Model RailRoad Manager

Simulate Prototype Operations on your Railroad

service planning industry traffic trains manifests schedules
Service Planning: Industry Traffic, Trains, Manifests, Schedules
  • Each Industry can be a multiple commodity consignee or shipper; prototypical Orders/Shipments
  • Unlimited number of Industries
  • Local, Way, Manifest/Fast, Unit Freight and Passenger
  • Multiple locomotive consists; lead loco, slaves
  • Trains Crews and Railroad Staff Roles
    • Dispatchers, Yardmasters, Back Office, more...
  • Construct Manifest by Service Rules e.g. CityTowns served, return trip stops
  • Schedule Stops based on Industry needs
Operations Support: Batch or On-line Switchlists, Wt/HP/Grade Checks, Run Trains, Track Shipments for Industries
  • Print Switchlists; Use later when Operating Layout
  • Use Computer during real time Operations
  • Preflight train checkout - adequate power? , overweight cars? , helper(s) needed?
  • Step train thru schedule during operations
  • Add or Reschedule trains as needed
  • Track multiple cars per shipment per route leg for each industry shipper/consignee order
train classes local freights
Train Classes: Local Freights
  • Serve Industries in a Division Homeyard Area
  • Multiple daily locals per homeyard; multiple homeyards per Divison
  • Empties to Shippers => Fulls to Yard => Fulls to Consignees => Empties to Homeyard
  • Orders cars from other Yards when needed; first checks other yards in same Division, then other Divisions
  • Replenishes Empty Inventories at Shippers
  • Manages to Siding Length and Full/Empty Timing
  • Pop-up report shows current number of car moves queued for each yard service area
  • Pop-up report suggests which train and when to add next
train classes way freight
Train Classes: Way Freight
  • Moves Full or Empty cars between two yards in a single Division
  • Unlimited number of yards per division
  • Run Way Freight in either Direction
  • Run multiple times per ‘Day’
  • Pop-up report shows current number of cars to be moved from one yard to another
  • Unlimited number of Divisions
train classes fast freight aka manifest through
Train Classes: Fast Freight aka Manifest, Through
  • Moves Full or Empty cars between two yards in different Divisions via Interchanges
  • Unlimited number of interchanges
  • Run Manifest/FastFreight in either Direction
  • Run multiple times per ‘Day’
  • Pop-up report shows current number of cars to be moved from one division’s yard to another
  • Automatically Routes cars thru up to three concatenated Interchanges; unlimited manually
  • Stop at Interchanges to Pickup or Setout Cars
train classes unit freights
Train Classes: Unit Freights
  • Moves freight directly from shipper to consignee
  • Does not stop in servicing yard(s)
train classes passenger
Train Classes: Passenger
  • Moves passenger cars from yard to yard with stops at stations along the route
  • Can be ‘locked’ so same train and cars can be run on successive days with automatically created manifest for next use.
other service planning features
Other Service Planning Features
  • Create car cards and waybills if desired
  • Auto Route from shipper to consignee via up to three linked interchanges; up to 96 manually
  • Auto Match prospective shippers and consignees
  • Easily balance industry activity by commodity
  • Track car locations
  • Multiple car loads per industry order/shipment
  • Computer assisted waybill creation
other service planning cont d
Other Service Planning (cont’d)
  • Realistic Train Manifest generation
  • Schedules for Regular passenger or freight; Extras
  • Train Stops: arrival, dwell and departure times
  • Car lengths vs siding length
  • Preview pickup and set-out actions
  • Local, Way and Manifest/Fast Freight Trains
  • Multiple locos per train; collective HP used
  • Create schedules for unlimited number of trains
  • StopClock measures time between pairs of stops
other service planning cont d2
Other Service Planning (cont’d2)
  • ‘Dry run’ train schedules; observe cars at each stop
  • Railroad crew assignments from your roster
  • Issue Train Orders to crews, dispatchers, yardmasters
  • Routes empty car to its homeyard
  • Orders cars from other yards if needed
  • Manages empty inventories at Shipper if specified
other operations features
Other Operations Features
  • Helps the dispatcher, crews and others to run trains
  • Run multiple concurrent trains; manifests, schedules, switchlists
  • Can be used with Fastclock: included
  • Change car locations before or during operations
  • Add trains, cars, industry activities anytime
  • Stop/Start any industry’s Shipper or Consignee activity prototypically during operations
  • Waybill log - review the history of moves
other operations cont d
Other Operations (cont’d)
  • Trace any shipment activity: empties, full’s, via yards, delivery, empties, home
  • Timing of loading/unloading not constrained, you decide
  • Same car is moved many times per session depending on trains scheduled, load/unload times, etc.
  • Warning generated if not enough horsepower assigned
  • If not enough siding space: manifest altered or warning issued - you decide
  • Revisit stop by the same train.
easier to use
Easier to Use
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced User interfaces
  • Use learning mode while building your simulator, then turn off unneeded details to operate
  • Turn on Information Alert to get more details on what program is doing. Turn off anytime
  • Long and Short Menus - your preference
  • Show only minimal data required if you want to
  • If sidings are not long enough now, choose to ignore warning or have cars removed from manifest until there is room.
  • If shipper/consignee is still loading/unloading car when car is otherwise eligible for train manifest, you can ignore warning or to not include the car on the manifest until it is ready.
  • Tens of reports
  • Send to your printer or to an Excel, text or html file - your choice every time
  • Build a web site of selected inventory items; upload to your Internet Service Provide account
  • Build a ‘for sale’ web site of selected rolling stock
  • Use personal web server with browser in your train room to view Train Schedules, Yardmaster Wheel Reports, Conductor Switchlists
  • If you own Adobe Acrobat PDFWriter license, create web pages in PDF instead of html - WYSIWYG!
stay in the know
Stay in ‘the know’
  • Always know where each car is located
  • Always know Industry manufacturing and ordering balance for any commodity
  • Always know status of each waybill move queued
  • Always know the status of each Industry shipment even if it traverses multiple interchanges
  • Always know the status of every train schedule
  • Always have fun!