Slow night at the club, so slow night on the railroad. Some folks are at their kids baseball games, some are sick, some taking care of invalids. We’ve got enough to staff up and run a lot of things so we do.
Had a turnout fail into Wierton, which because of the alignment of the track took out all of Track 2 on my double main section, everything from there to Pittsburgh. This is a good track to run by Martin Yard on so its loss was felt. Marked on my screen that the track was out of service, and then, just for fun, gave everyone the following checkbox 12 (write in).
RESTRICTED SPEED @ WIERTON, SOUND BELLS AND WHISTLE.
This was something I’ve heard before while listening to scanners, and was fun to use on the layout. At least the track crews “working” that area would be protected against through traffic. And the train crews got a smile out of unexpected wrinkle.