So for a little change of pace I have started installing the Interchange Classification Yard. The yard allows me to interchange between the three railroads (well possible four if the D&H gets in too) that will be operating on the layout, The Reading, Conrail & Chessie System.
The yard is based loosely around the Shippensburg PA area, and would have seen these three/four railroads interchanging in the day. The actual location on the layout is west of the York Haven Pulp & Paper Mill.
Yesterday & last night I spent most of the day/evening realigning the track work and installing the new turnouts.
The interchange will have three classification sidings that will allow singles or blocks of rolling stock to be dropped off on either of the two passing sidings south of the main. The classification sidings also act as RIP Tracks and feed directly into the restoration/maintenance workshops to the west of the yard.
Next stage is to install a few more turnouts, more flex track for the sidings, then hook up the power, tortoise motors and block the sections of track back to the BDL's.