|Mixed passenger and freight run from Peterborough to Paratoo.
The Historical Bit
The region between Peterborough and Broken Hill is very sparsely populated - cattle, mining and maintaining the railway were the major activities. Most, or in some cases all, of the houses at the settlements along the line were built for railway track workers and their families.
There was an express passenger service that ran from Port Pirie to Broken Hill but between Peterborough and Broken Hill it only stopped to load water and coal, and to change the loco and crew. Local stopping passenger services were usually provided by a passenger car attached to a freight service. This scenario replicates that service between Peterborough and Paratoo.
- If you have already closed the opening message window then the first step is to pause the session by pressing the P key.
- Next locate your loco. Either:-
- Open the Finder Tool (press Ctrl F ) and type, in the Name field, the name of the loco. For example SAR T 202 (or just T 202 should be enough). Click the tick icon, OR
- Open the Driver List (bottom left of the screen) and select the loco from there - click the drivers Eye icon to jump to the loco.
- Take a few moments to get your bearings. Click (this link will open in this window) to show the location details and track plans for Peterborough. In each location details page:-
- the tab gives an overall summary of each location with a "potted" history (where available).
- the tab reveals the invisible Track Marks for Drive To commands.
- the tab lists all active industries and their commodities.
- the tab describes the names, locations and settings of all junction switches as well as some switch sets you may want to use.
- Each location details page has direct links to the adjacent locations so you can explore along the route.
- 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.
- Switch back to Driver Mode and either close the opening message window or press the P key to start the session.
||A tutorial on using these scenarios is provided in the link on the left. The link will open in this window
This page was created by Trainz user pware in February 2021 and was last updated as shown below.