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The MNO is an experiment in small. It is a fictional line using the Great Northern for its modeling. The railroad consists of a 4' by 8' with a 16' by 7' island. Trains are small, six cars for freight and seven on mine runs. Equipment is based on GN practices of the early 60s. Operations are relaxed with verbal orders and plenty of switching.

The main terminal is Bemidji which represents a small yard inner city with local industries. It is the center of operation for transfers, local, mine runs, and alley jobs. Traffic is moved based on car cards and way bill system with Easy DDC.

Superintendent Fran Berry
Division or Location: Somewhere, ND
Interchange Railroads: CB&Q, NP, Milw and MSO
Size of Railroad: 40 square feet
Scale: HO
Era: Early 1960s
Control System: EasyDCC
Scale Clock Speed: None
Length of Session: 3-4 hours
Number of Crew: 3
Train Control: Verbal Authority
Are Radios Required: No
Listed Jobs: Yardmaster, Transfers. Mine runs, Alley switching, Local and Coal extras
Accessibility:
Distance from hotel: 26 miles
Estimated travel time from hotel: 35 minutes
Web Site: {None...yet}
Pets: None

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