SAR Scenario Wilmington Freight

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A scenario in the SAR Peterborough Base Session
A twice weekly freight service from Gladstone to Wilmington dropping wagons at locations as required. Bottom

 The Historical Bit 

The 1964 Working Timetable for the  Wilmington Line  contained only two regular freight services through to Wilmington, running on Mondays and Fridays only. An additional service to Wilmington ran only "if required". On Wednesdays there was a freight service to Booleroo Centre, with two additional services available "if required".

The line had no signals beyond Gladstone Yard. Train order working was in operation on the line.

The 1982 working timetable consisted of a single freight service to Wilmington each week (on Fridays). The line was closed in 1990 and the track has since been removed.

Wilmington Local Freight
 Era:  1920s to 1980s
 Duration:  3 hours
 Loco:  SAR T 257 on Gladstone  Yard 2 
See Loco Roster Label.png for a full list of locos.
 Consist:  Attached to SAR T 257
The wagons have been placed in the order of their destinations with Laura at the front (loco) end and Wilmington at the rear. Each wagon has its destination as part of its name e.g. QLX Wirrabara indicating its destination is Wirrabara.

Location Index

Each location in the layout has a detailed set of track diagrams that provide a variety of useful information

The  Getting Started  guide below gives a summary of what is available.

To display this information click any Location Index graphic, or go to the bottom of the page for all the session links (all links will open in this window).
Getting Started:
  1. If you have already closed the opening message window then the first step is to pause the session by pressing the  P  key.
  2. Next locate your loco. Either:-
    • Open the Finder Tool (press  Ctrl   F ) and type, in the Name field, the name of the loco, in this case SAR T 257 (or just T 257 should be enough). Click the tick icon, OR
    • Open the Driver List (bottom left of the screen) and then scroll through the list to find the loco name (SAR T 257) then click the drivers Eye icon Driver Eye.png to take control of the loco
  3. Take a few moments to get your bearings. Click Gladstone Data (this link will open in this window) to show the location details and track plans for Gladstone. In each location details page:-
    • the Tab HM White.png tab gives an overall summary of each location with a "potted" history (where available).
    • the Tab TM Grey.png tab reveals the invisible TM Track Marks for Drive To commands.
    • the Tab IN Grey.png tab lists all active industries and their commodities.
    • the Tab SW Grey.png tab describes the names, locations and settings of all junction switches as well as some switch sets you may want to use.
  4. Each location details page has direct links to the adjacent locations so you can explore along the route.
  5. When you are ready to start, reload the Peterborough Base Session page (click the Scenarios button on your current location page) and select this Scenario again or just use the Back button on your browser - whichever is quicker.
  6. Switch back to Driver Mode and either close the opening message window or press the  P  key to start the session.

Tutorial A tutorial on using these scenarios is provided in the link on the left. The link will open in this window

  1. Proceed onto the Wilmington Line to all locations identified in the names of each wagon dropping the wagons as required.
  2. Position WHE covered wagons at the  Grain Silos , QLX wagons at the  Goods Sheds , MTW flat wagons at the  Goods Cranes .
  3. Leave each wagon at its unloading point
  4. Take water at Booleroo Centre.
  5. Turn the loco on the  WYE  at Wilmington.
  6. Coal and water the loco at the Wilmington  Loco Coal & Water  Stage.

Driving Notes:

A summary of the facilities and product loads at all locations along the line is provided in the link Gladstone-Wilmington Line

  • The Wilmington Line is not signalled beyond Gladstone Yard. Train Order working is in operation on the line.
  • You have been issued with orders and the authorisation for the entire Wilmington Line.
  • All facing junctions on the Wilmington Line have a speed limit of 15mph.
  • The approaches to all locations are protected by invisible signals to prevent the AI Half Speed Slowdown Problem when approaching a signal at stop.
  • Trackmarks and industries have been provided for AI Drive To Trackmark, Drive via Trackmark and Drive to  Industry  commands. Click Location Index for details.
  • Manual (no AI) driving is possible. As a visual driving aid, a Caution warning sign has been placed at the location of the Main Approach Dn and Main Approach Up trackmarks. Click Location Index for details.
  • If driving manually in yards, you are responsible for correctly setting any catch points.
Strip Map
Route Key

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Drive Tutorial
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This page was created by Trainz user pware in February 2021 and was last updated as shown below.

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