Sometimes ops are very detailed, by the clock, by the book, era- and road-specific affairs.
And sometimes its just pretty much running trains.
Doc has been getting his old UP Nebraska Division (Omaha to Denver) back in service after a very long hiatus. He’d cleaned and staged, but I know the waybills were all over the place so we’d pretty much be just running through, no real switching. And that was fine. With the hassles of getting the modules ready for the upcoming show, the stolen lawnmower issue and club elections, it was nice just to run trains with friends on a Sunday afternoon (with a bellyful of pizza, Yum!). Just run a train out, looking ahead and agreeing on sidings like gentlemen, a nice running session.
Just what the Doc ordered.