Peoria Western

Dennis Weber   October 31st, 2010   3 Comments on Peoria Western
Railroad Details Peoria Western Scale Status Superintendent Dennis Weber Interchange CB&Q / C&NW / IC / CRI&P / ATSF Locale Peoria, Illinois Era 1968 Layout Size 25' x 25’ Double Deck Control Easy DCC Dispatching Verbal Authority Communication Radios Clock Speed N/A Forwarding JMRI Switch Lists Crew Size 9-11 Listed Jobs 2 Yard Switchers, 2 Industrial Switchers, 6 Road Crews

This free lance Railroad  is Based in Peoria,ILL in 1968. The P.W. is Double Deck with 325-ft of Main Line, the lower level is located in Peoria, top level runs from  Peoria Heights to  Savanna,ILL. Features of the Layout include a Large Industrial Area { Flats }, Car  Shop Complex, & a Curved  Double Ended  Yard.  P.W.  has live Interchange with Five Railroads.=== R.I.= I.C.= C.B.& Q. = A.T.S.F. = C.& N.W.   Atlas Code-83 was used Throughout  the Layout.  C.V.P. Easy-DDC with Eight Wireless & Two Tethered Throttles are used to Control  Train Movements.  JMRI  Computer Switch Lists  Regulate Car  Flow. Dispatching is by Verbal Occupancy  P.W. Owned  Radios .

Session’s   Last    4-Hours,  25 Train’s {  Plus Yard  Jobs}  are  Run  in  Sequence,   I  do not  use  a  Fast  Clock,  it   is  more  Relaxing  that   Way.


  • 10 Operators are  Required
  • Footboard  Yardmaster   { Trimend of Yard }
  • Yard>  Class Engine
  • Shops Complex-Engine
  • Flats>Industrial-Engine
  • 6-Pool  Jobs Cover  Turns  To Deer Grove, Pabst  Brewery, &  Chillicothe  Interchange, Along with  Over the Road Trains.

Photos from the Peoria Western

About Dennis Weber

Owner of the Peoria Western. A life Long Railfan That got Into Model Train's in the 1980's, All Thanks to My Mother That Set My Highchair in the Front Window To Watch { Daddy} Switch In Milwaukee Road's LaCrosse,Wi. Yard.

3 thoughts on “Peoria Western

  1. Shane Lambert

    Dennis is using RailOp at this time. It has been heavily tweaked and “tricked” into doing what it is doing now. Dennis and Dave Waraxa put a lot of work into it, and it seems to work out very well for the Peoria Western.

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