Naming Things

Tim Holmes Aug 14, 2018

  1. Tim Holmes

    Tim Holmes TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Folks:

    2 Quick questions:

    How are trains named? Im getting ready to start laying out the different trains that will be running on my layout and I want to get the names right -- if it matters, UP Or BNSF Practice would be appropriate for my line



    2. How are switches named or numbered in prototype practice? Its getting to where I will soon need to start labeling them and want to get it right (again, BNSF or UP is appropriate for my layout)

    Tim
     
  2. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    Here is the BNSF Train Symbol guide. It helps to know the station names. I use the SUPNTW and NTWSUP on my layout.
    http://0196.utu.org/Files/[442]BNSF Train Symbols.pdf

    For switches you might want to refer to the timetable for your SubDivision for more specific answers.
     

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