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South Middleton

A meat processing facility dominates the east end of this area. Cattle are brought in by rail and truck.

South Middleton was a mid-level section consisting of light industry. A small brewery, meat packing plant, maintenance-of-way shed, and several other industries occupied this area. A number of switching tracks served most of the industries, which because of their diverse nature, requires a lot of switching activity. This area depicted a generic Midwestern town, circa 1947- present.

An icehouse at the meat packing plant helps keep the refrigerated box cars cool for their journey to the distribution points.

 

Cattle in the pen, ready to be guided up the ramp. They don't know what's in store for them.

Look at what's happening here. PETA protesters at the meat packing plant, with the typical token celebrity being interviewed by the TV crew. Meanwhile, tactical units are standing by.

Because of all the industries in this area, an operator could spend hours here just switching cars around. That was the whole idea behind developing an area like this and others; to give people a chance to do more prototypical car movements other than mainline work.

This trucker has just dropped off his live cargo, but the protestors won't let him leave.

 

A D&RGW passenger train roars past South Middleton on it's way to the mountains. Also visible are some of the computer controlled APB signals. 50 of them in all are located throughout the layout.  A completed Sacred Mountain, years in the making, is seen in the background.

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Roseville   Roundhouse   Staging Yards   Sacred Mountain    Trempe Power & Light  Allenton    Union Station  Devils Gulch  Harvey Industrial   Proviso Yard  Veterans Park

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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012