ell, this time, I screwed up.
I was running coal extras. My first run, I rolled my GP7 over to Westly and picked up a cut of empty hoppers. Ran then over to Easton, dropping on car off on the way. It was only later, when a loaded coal train out of Westly was sited to pick up that car that I’d realized what I’d done – I ran an empty train out of the coal mine. Big booboo on my part. It wasn’t loads-out/loads-in. It was garbage-in/garbage-out.
Of course, when I confessed my sin to my crew, everyone shrugged it off.
But it was a good Saturday session, Greg as dispatcher, Jerry running scheduled trains, me on the coal extras (and Tusk desk) and Terry observing (he’s been curious about what we’ve been up to). But outside of literally running coals to Newcastle (or MTs back or something) the session went off without a hitch. Some of the extras were backed up for a bit once or twice, but nothing critical. In the end, all the cars were sorted and all the deliveries made. And everyone was smiling.