Atlantic's new track diagram.  These diagrams are based on those found in the IAIS timetable.  They're mounted at an angle to allow operators to easily view the diagram from above while standing against the fascia.
Atlantic's new track diagram. These diagrams are based on those found in the IAIS timetable. They're mounted at an angle to allow operators to easily view the diagram from above while standing against the fascia.
By: Joe Atkinson
Turnout control rods have now been painted so that, when lined for the diverging route, red (mainline turnouts) or yellow (other turnouts) is visible, allowing operators to tell at a glance whether any turnouts in a town they're approaching are lined against them.

I also added turnout names or numbers to each control knob, using white lettering on a red background to give the feel of similar indicators on prototype switchstand targets.  In most cases these indicate the track name or number of the diverging route.  Where abbreviations are used, such as the one on the right in this photo where the south enginehouse track ("SOU") diverges from the diesel lead, the full track names are called out on nearby track diagrams.
Turnout control rods have now been painted so that, when lined for the diverging route, red (mainline turnouts) or yellow (other turnouts) is visible, allowing operators to tell at a glance whether any turnouts in a town they're approaching are lined against them.

I also added turnout names or numbers to each control knob, using white lettering on a red background to give the feel of similar indicators on prototype switchstand targets. In most cases these indicate the track name or number of the diverging route. Where abbreviations are used, such as the one on the right in this photo where the south enginehouse track ("SOU") diverges from the diesel lead, the full track names are called out on nearby track diagrams.
By: Joe Atkinson
At Hancock Jct./Hillis, I added a track diagram and painted the knobs of the Outside and Pocket track brake actuators red to distinguish them from the turnout controls.
At Hancock Jct./Hillis, I added a track diagram and painted the knobs of the Outside and Pocket track brake actuators red to distinguish them from the turnout controls.
By: Joe Atkinson
UP's South Pool Yard, showing the new track diagram and UP shield.  This yard serves as the Iowa Interstate's primary interchange point with the UP.
UP's South Pool Yard, showing the new track diagram and UP shield. This yard serves as the Iowa Interstate's primary interchange point with the UP.
By: Joe Atkinson
UP's North Pool Yard.  This yard also doubles as the west end staging yard for UP detours on the IAIS.
UP's North Pool Yard. This yard also doubles as the west end staging yard for UP detours on the IAIS.
By: Joe Atkinson
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