Dale Baker - Port of
Catoosa Railroad - HO
The HO Scale Port of
Catoosa Railroad is a representation (Proto-freelance) of
modern-day rail operations at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. The
layout is a single level, shelf-style layout situated in a 12.5'
by 11.5' room. It represents the day-to-day switching activities
of the Port of Catoosa Industrial Railroad and is serviced by two
rail connections that are modeled on the layout. The railroad is
fed by the SKOL (A Regional Railroad) from the West out of Owasso
Oklahoma and the BNSF (Class 1 Railroad) from the East at Catoosa
Oklahoma. The Port traffic includes steel in coils, tank
commodities, grain cars, lumber cars, flat cars and some box cars
with miscellaneous cargos. The Port operates its own locomotive
power in a distinctive burgundy and blue scheme.
The layout itself is elevated at 50"
approximately rail height above the floor. It is set low enough to
allow an operator to reach into the layout to access turnouts for
operations. All turnouts are hand operated. DCC by Digitrax and
throttles are wireless, WiThrottle is also available. The layout
is controlled by Yard Limit Operations throughout. It is located
in a non-pet/nonsmoking home. Restroom is located just outside the
layout room. A Crew Lounge is available to relax and sit.
not handicapped accessible