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BPRR Changes Rev 3.2

I am slightly modifying the original plan. My plan is to have a less prototypical atmosphere then the original.  While yes I am still focused on the BPRR, I am generally excluding CSX/NS main lines from the Buffalo side of the layout.  At Salamanca there will be a interchange yard instead where CSX and NS will enter the layout through. The layout will feature a BPRR main line from Buffalo Creek Yard, through East Aurora, Holland, Arcade, Machias, Ashford, Ellicottville, and then East Salamanca being the terminating point.  Along side this route, Buffalo Southern will parallel with the BPRR about half way around the room, then it will terminate at Gowanda which will be located on a peninsula portion of the layout, away from the BPRR trackage which will follow the contours of the layout room. At Arcade, there will be a small interchange yard, which will be used to interchange traffic with Arcade and Attica Railroad which will also run parallel to the BPRR, and will terminate near Machias. Ideally the BPRR will likely be double tracked for the majority of the way, with a couple single track sections. I will be using L Beam open truss construction for much of the framework. Buffalo Southern will have a local passenger train, as will Arcade and Attica. Currently my Buffalo Creek yard plan looks kinda like the following crappy drawing, with the green area being Buffalo Southerns transfer yards, and the Orange areas being BPRR's yard.  The uncolored areas are mutual storage and servicing tracks. BPRR Yard Plan I have yet to find a decent easy free planning software so I have been doing everything by hand so far.  I am looking at a time frame of sometime before June to begin the framing.  And of course others are welcome to assist and join the fun! Industries:
  1. General Mills - Grain (Covered Hoppers), Corn Syrup (Tankers), Dry Food (Boxcars), Chemicals (Tankers)
  2. ADM Milling - Grain (Covered Hoppers), Corn (Covered Hoppers), Feeds (Covered Hoppers)
  3. LaFarge Cement Docks - Cement Mix (Covered Hoppers - small)
  4. Buffalo Freight - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats)
  5. Buffalo Station -Passengers
  6. Erie County Highway Dept - Rocksalt (Hoppers), Sand (Covered Hoppers)
  7. Honeywell - HAZMAT Goods (Boxcars), General Freight (Boxcars), Chemicals (Boxcars, Tankers, Covered Hoppers), Sheet Metal (Wide Door Boxcars, Covered Gondolas)
  8. Buffalo Steel - Steel Ingots (Covered Gondolas), Recycled Steel (Gondolas), Sheet Metal (Wide Door Boxcars, Covered Gondolas), Steel Rod (Gondolas), Oil Drums (Boxcars), Used Oil Drums (Boxcars), Oil Barrels (Boxcar)
  9. Buffalo Creek Yard - Fuel (Tanker), RIP Track (Any Car), Storage Tracks (Any Car)'
  10. Buffalo General Freight Dock -  Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats)
  11. Lubricants - Oil Drums (Boxcars), Oil (Tankers), Scrap Drums (Boxcars), Scrap Metal (Gondola)
  12. Ceramics -
  13. Steel Recycling Plant - Recycled Steel (Gondolas), Scrap Metal (Gondolas), Scrap Aluminum [CUBES] (Bulkhead Flatcars), Recycled Aluminum (Boxcars)
  14. Transloading Facility - Dry Food (Boxcars), Fresh Foods (Reefers), General Freight (Boxcars)
  15. Auto Dock - Autocarriers {4 cars}
  16. Stuben Foods - Corn Syrup (Tankers), Frozen Food (Reefer), Dry Food (Boxcars), Flour (Airslide Hopper)
  17. LaFarge Concrete - Cement Mix (Covered Hoppers), Limestone (Covered Hoppers), Gravel (Hoppers), Sand (Covered Hoppers), Pre Formed Concrete Parts (Gondolas, Flatcars)
  18. Hamburg - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats), Passengers
  19. Fisher Price - Plastic Pellets (Covered Hopper), Sheet Metal (Boxcars). General Goods (Boxcar)
  20. Clyde Feeds - Feed (Covered Hopper)
  21. Aurora - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats), Passengers
  22. Lumber Yard - Lumber (Centerbeam Flatcar)
  23. Ebeneezer Rail Car - Railcars
  24. Holland - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats), Passengers
  25. Paper Mill - Woodchips (Woodchip Gondola), Chemicals (Tanker), Paper (Boxcar)
  26. Fertilizer Plant -
  27. Corn and Grain Silo -
  28. Eden - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats), Passengers
  29. American Wire Tie - Steel Rods (Gondolas), Rebar (Gondolas), Wire Spools (Boxcars)
  30. Buffalo Ethanol and Gas - Corn (Covered Hoppers), Petrolium (Tankers), Ethanol (Tankers), Fuel (Tankers), Used Oil Drums (Boxcars), Scrap Drums (Boxcars)
  31. Gowanda - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats), Passengers
  32. Zoar Valley Lumber - Woodchips (Woodchip Gondola), Lumber (Centerbeam Flat)
  33. Blue Seal Foods - Flour (Airslide Hopper), Fresh Foods (Reefer), Frozen Food (Reefer), Dry Food (Boxcars)
  34. Arcade - Passengers
  35. Arcade Team Track - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats)
  36. Pierce Milling - Grain (Covered Hoppers), Flour (Airslide Hopper)
  37. Machias (County Highway Department) - Rocksalt (Hopper), Gravel (Hopper), Sand (Hopper), Pre Formed Concrete Parts (Gondolas, Flatcars)
  38. Quarry - Limestone (Covered Hopper), Gravel (Hopper), Sand (Hopper)
  39. Attica Salt - Rocksalt (Hopper), Passengers
  40. Salamanca Farmers Co-Op - Corn (Covered Hopper), Grain (Covered Hopper), Feed (Covered Hopper), Fresh Foods (Reefer)
  41. Salamanca - Freight (Flatcars, Boxcars, Reefers, Centerbeam Flats), Passengers

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