Silicon Valley Lines

We were made welcome and I was told to report to the despatcher where I was promptly given a train running sheet for “Train 380” containing switch lists for a number of stations along the line with a NCE radio throttle and a two way radio.  My mentor was Bob and Rosslyn quickly decamped to “take photos” leaving me to run the train!  I was introduced to Bernhard who was the Bayshore Yardmaster who informed me to call the despatcher for clearance to move as my train was ready for departure.

I had a good time spending some 1½ hours operating.


The JMRI panels for turnout controls were interesting (lucky I had read about how they work).