Operating on the KCS 3rd Sub:
The KCS 3rd is an operating model RR. We generally operate at 1 pm on the 4th Saturday of every month (check our calendar to confirm). To sign up for an operating session, please join our site and sign up on our forum.
The KCS 3rd Subdivision ran between Heavener, Oklahoma and Watts, OK. Today this is part of the Heavener Subdivision, which runs from Heavener, OK to Pittsburg, KS.
Control System: DCC, Digitrax duplex wireless
Car routing: Switchlists generated by freeware JMRI Ops
Dispatching: CTC using freeware CATS
Communications: FRS radios for road crews, telephones for yards.
Time Period Modelled: Late spring, 1982.
Ideal number of operators/crew positions: 12 (including yardmaster and dispatcher)