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2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
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Chicago & Mackinac Railroad
Bob Osborn Pleasanton
HO Mostly PRR (ex GR&I Line) http://www.cmrailroad.com
Scenery: 70% 20' X 22' (two car garage) 300'
Multi-Deck, Partial Mushroom Dispatcher controlled (FRS), CC&WB DCC - EasyDCC Wireless
Several steps and/or duck-under(s) Summer 1967 - Western Michigan
C&M purchased the old GR&I line from the PRR and has turned it into a somewhat profitable railroad. Runs from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City, with staging in Fort Wayne. Interchanges with the Soo Line via the RR Ferry at Mackinaw City.

Dispatcher controlled 300' single track mainline with passing sidings. Several towns on the line offer lots of local switching. Mainline through freight and passenger trains keep the local crews on their toes.

Operates using wireless EasyDCC. Car forwarding is CC&WB. Verbal communication with DS via FRS radios. Fast clock & timetable for passenger trains. Basic scenery about 70% complete, but many more details needed. Full crew around 10 operators.

Op Session on Saturday July 2 0930Advance Section18 miles, 23 minutes
L301 EAST BAY BY RAIL Tuesday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AL03 Southeast Bay Friday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
SAL03 Southeast Bay (self-guided) Friday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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