Norfolk & Western – Pocahontas Division

N&W Norfolk and Western Railway Pocahontas Division – Thomas Lloyd
HO Scale, Digitrax DCC (Simplex and Duplex Radio), Manual Block, Car Card/Waybill, FRS Radios. The Norfolk and Western Pocahontas Division runs 100 miles through the Appalachian mountains between Williamson, WV and Bluefield, WV. The layout is modeled in the year 1958, when steam power is still in use on mainline and local trains, but diesels are slowly taking over these duties. Steam power includes everything from massive articulated locomotives down to small switchers. Diesel power includes N&W GP9s, RS3s, and RS11s. There is also a mix of leased units from the ACL, Pennsy, and RF&P on the N&W in 1958, and those are modeled also. The Pocahontas Division runs through the heart of the coalfields, so there are numerous coal jobs including mine shifters to work the mines and road crews to restock the coal yards with empties. While coal operations play a huge role in this territory, there are also plenty of passenger trains and Time Freights to run on schedule. Several towns along the mainline require a local freight switcher, and other towns are served by the mainline local. Available jobs include Dispatcher (manual block), Bluefield Yardmaster and 11 Mainline/Local Train Crews.
Crews should bring Digitrax Throttle and FRS Radio if you have them.

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