My CP&StL equipment will soon be operating on a new layout.
I'll pick up the story from there in my next entry.
There was a small yard at Mine 1 where the L&M stored
hoppers and a wye for turning locomotives that seemed the perfect location for
the small mainline terminal. In order
to introduce more industries and operating potential, Frank created the small freelanced
town of “St. Anne” at this location (named, as you probably guessed, after the
town on the Batavia club layout town that inspired the design of the layout). The wye at Mine 1 was included too, but in
Frank’s plan it’s just a dummy. Even on
the Staunton branch locomotives appear to have returned to the mainline by
running backwards; the wye was for turning the locomotives once they reached
the mainline. Frank’s plan for the mine
and the town of Livingston are freelanced too.
Although he later found a detailed track chart for Mine 2, whatever
L&M trackage existed in Livingston was minimal and Frank’s version is