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81543

Re: Car spots

I got a book of industries for Nashville TN but nobody has come up with a map. Sure I know the place were the car is going but apparently everyone just "knew"
icrr9792
7:11 AM
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81542

Re: Car spots

Sometimes the placement isn't given until you arrive at the industry and the shipping department hands you a spotting list. Example: Its fun pulling and
icrr9792
7:04 AM
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81541

Re: Car spots

... Yes they are unique to the SP. However other railroads or divisions of railroads may have written something similar. The MP/UP had "ZTS" maps
dehusman
6:03 AM
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81540

Re: Car spots

Is the SPINS book specific to the Southern Pacific? If so, does anyone know where to find such information for other railroads? I model the C&O.  Jim Pickett
Jim Pickett
10:11 PM
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81539

Re: Car spots

Don, I have a sort of Pseudo spins from out in Nevada. It does not have diagrams but lists the spins nos for the crew. The neat thing is it has descriptors
Jon Cure
2:28 PM
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81538

Re: Car spots

Hello, Usually industries have internal maps showing the car spots and designations....and this would be shared with the railroad....or in some
Scott Eric Catalano
12:25 PM
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81536

Re: Car spots

... 2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com http://www.signaturepress.com (510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail,
k_falls71
12:13 PM
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81535

Re: Car spots

Dave H. (and all), I agree - and don't ... if you want to use the documents available in order to research which industries (and spots) were in use in a
jimbetz
10:18 AM
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81534

Re: Car spots

... I will preface my comments with the statement that all information is good, any data from any era can help understanding. I model the 1900-1905 era so I
dehusman
Feb 12
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81533

Re: Car spots

I disagree. From my experience, SPINS give you a reference to the track layout (high level), lists the spur lengths, and most recent (year of the SPINS)
rickw_az
Feb 10
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81532

Re: Car spots

Any discussion of SPINS, CLIC or PICL is not very meaningful for 60's and earlier.  Without computers, it was not useful.  Malcolm Laughlin, Any discussion
Malcolm Laughlin
Feb 10
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81531

Re: Car spots

Hi, I go to a lot of different layouts for Ops - a couple of Ops a month - and often I'm a "boomer". A boomer is someone who is familiar with Ops, but isn't
jimbetz
Feb 10
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81530

Re: Car spots

This is nice info, IF you are modeling a real RR. For the AM's, Utah Belts, Maumee Routes and other made up roads, it doesn't help. For a general rule, it
Terry Harrison
Feb 9
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81529

Re: Car spots

That can be hard to do, especially if you are modeling the 1950's as I am! I do agree with you otherwise. Take Care, Brian R. Termunde Midvale, Utah "My
GCRDS
Feb 9
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81528

Re: Car spots

I'd recommend tracking down the SPINS book for the time frame you're modeling. I've found this very useful for not only identifying the number of spots, but
Rick Watson
Feb 9
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