Montana Northland

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Railroad Details Montana Northland Scale Status Superintendent Neil Roggensack Interchange Milw / BN Locale Montana, Idaho Era mid-1970’s Layout Size 28' x 60’ Mushroom / Triple Deck Control Digitrax Duplex Dispatching OCS Permit Communication FRS Radios Clock Speed 4 to 1 Forwarding Car Cards Crew Size 12-16 Listed Jobs Dispatcher, 2 Yardmasters, 2 Helper Crews, 6-10 Road Crews, 1 Operator

This mid-1970s freelance railroad is set in western Montana and central Idaho. Trains climbing the heavy mountain grades require helper service as the MNRR hauls it’s principle commodities, grain, potash and timber products. Connections with the CN, CP, Rio Grande, SP WP and the Milwaukee Road generate large amounts of bridge traffic. You will thoroughly enjoy this 20 x 26, plus 24 x 18 railroad which uses a creative mushroom design.

Operation requires 10 operators including two yardmasters, a helper crew, several train engineers and the dispatcher. The road is dispatched from a separate room using OCS permits to regulate the flow of traffic on the railroad and an intercom system for communication. Car cards and waybills are used to regulate the flow of cars on the railroad. The Montana Northland uses Digitrax with Duplex wireless throttles.

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