Track Segment Management
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A track segment is simply a length of track that you need to name for train location, block specification, industry sidings, yard trackage, or other specification needs. Tracks classes supported are: Main Line, Branch Line, Industrial Siding, Yard Siding, Bypass Siding, and Interchange Track.
This figure shows a sample of the many track segments comprising your railroad
The next figure shows a single siding form.
Track or Siding ID - a unique ID for a segment of track; may be up to 20 characters
Track Name - a long name for the track segment
Actual Model Length - the length of the track segment in inches ( up to 9,999.99)
Prototype Length - automatically calculated for you based on your scale setting.
Citytown ID - primary Citytown where the track segment is located/terminated
Rail Segment Class - select from a drop down list: Main Line, Branch Line, Industrial Siding, Yard Siding, Bypass Siding, or Interchange Track. MRRM ignores Staging Track.
Operational Status - select Operational or Out-of-Service
Maximum Grade - up to 5.9%; optional
Maximum Speed - optional in this version
Restricted Speed - optional in this version
Track # - used for Track Joiner specifications
The "Create Default Siding Stop Point" creates a stop record on this track. You may change the default name after creating the stop if desired.
How to Use:
Siding records are required for industry, station, yard and interchange track usage. Other track types are optional.
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