Specs and stats

LAYOUT
IMG_8783Type: Point-to-point, single track with passing sidings
Main line length: 1,700 feet (approximately 28 scale miles)
Passing siding length: 30 to 60 feet
Tunnels: 25
Bridges and trestles: 33
Time to run end-to-end: Approximately 1 hour

GRADES AND CURVES
Ruling grade: 1.5%
Maximum grade: 2%
Minimum curve radius (main line): 42 inches

TRACKWORK
Type: Hand-laid (including turnouts)
Rail: Code 100 steel, approximately 30,000 feet
Ties: Hand-stained, approximately 500,000
Turnouts: #8 minimum, approximately 400

IMG_8727YARD CAPACITY
Alhambra: 850 cars
Midway: 550 cars
Zion: 600 cars

CONTROL SYSTEM
Mainline control cabs: 10
Local control cabs: 30
Dispatcher stations: 2
Wiring: Approximately 80,000 feet