Sierra Western

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The Sierra Western is a freelance railroad set in the late 60's. The
modeled portion is a secondary main line of the large class one road and is located between the cities of Butte, Montana and Boise, Idaho. The layout features seven cities/towns and features two branch lines and a Milwaukee Road branch and interchange. The railroad operates by timetable and train order operation and features a large classification yard, long trains and helper district.

NOTE: Operators scheduled for Saturday on the Sierra Western will stay for the day and operate both AM and PM sessions. Operating positions can change between sessions. Different trains are scheduled for AM and PM so the session is not duplicated.

Superintendent Tom Hokenson
Division or Location: Sun Valley Division         
Interchange Railroads: Union Pacific; Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, and Pacific
Size of Railroad: 1600 sq.ft.
Scale: HO
Era: Late 1960's
Control System: CTC80
Scale Clock Speed: 4:1
Length of Session: 3 hours
Number of Crew: 12-14
Train Control: Timetable and train order
Are Radios Required: No
Listed Jobs: Dispatcher, 1 Agent Operator, Tower Operator, 4 yardmaster/switch jobs, train crews
Accessibility: Stairs
Distance from hotel: 30 miles
Estimated travel time from hotel: 40 minutes
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Pets: 2 Dogs

Layout photos (click to enlarge):

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