this operation, checking each move against the list, cutting your
cars off the strip, and setting them on the proper tracks as follows:
6 DW to track 6.
1 EV to track 9.
2 BO to track 14.
1 SHOP to track 17.
3 SV to track 5. (Note that these 3 cars will be
set against the 6 SV which are on the head end of the second cut.
Later, the entire cut will be set over to track 6. This saves the
yardmaster from having to provide a separate track for SV cars.)
1 MO to track 11.
1 WD to track 14.
1 BR to track 10.
1 CP to track 16.
4 EV and 2 AY to track 9.
2 BO to track 14.
You have now completed the switching of the first
cut. Review it carefully with the preceding itemized list, the
switch list, and the duplicate standing of the original train on
track 5. Repeat any part of the operation about which you may be
doubtful until you are completely satisfied that your switching is
b. Second cutwest end. The second cut is also switched from
the west end of the yard and will go in on the west end of the track
designated. A check of the switch list shows a total of 15 cars in
this cut. Remember, however, that 3 SV from the first cut were
switched back to track 5. Therefore, the second cut will stand 9 SV
and 9 DW, and 18 cars instead of 15 will be set over to track 6. Put
these cars on the west end of track 6 and the second cut is switched.
c. Third cuteast end. The procedure from this point to the
conclusion of the switching operation is now reversed in that you
will be working from the opposite end of the yard. The locomotive is
coupled to the first of the 10 CY cars, and the 4 ELT cars are the
first to be switched. The switch list shows that they will go to
track 13. Cut them off the left side of the tabbed strip, place them
on the east end of track 13, and proceed, cutting the cars from the
left side of the strip and placing them on the east end of the
designated tracks as follows:
1 DW to track 6.
10 CY to track 13.
This completes the switching of the third cut.