I'm also modelling Greenville Yard and Tropicana modern day (well 15 years ago so 1999-2001 era). I took about 50 pics in 2 trips to Greenville back in 2002 and mapped out the yard to get a feel and spoke to a few people on the forums back then (this is my first post to railroad,net in over 10 years) but now that I have settled into life and finally have a layout started I have some more blanks to fill in. here it goes for anyone who knows
All questions pertain to how it was done between 1999-2001
1. How many and what type of locomotives brought the juice train into Greenville? Did the big six axle diesels double head right to the facility or did they cut off at Oak Island and smaller or older motive power make the short trip to NJ. My hunch is that the train went all the way through OI without stopping but not sure
2. What would be your typical motive power back then?
3. What type of leased unit did Tropicana have and how often did they switch it out. One pic I have shows what looks to be a U-boat or old Alco but couldn't get close enough to see and 15 years ago I was pretty panicked post 9/11 about trespassing so could not get a good visual
4. There are 2 lead tracks running past the facility. Any preference on which one Conrail Shared Assets chose to bring the train into? I assume the other was left as a run around.
5. Where did Tropicana leave the emptys for Conrail Shared Assets?
Any further insight or photos from that era would be much appreciated. Take your time. I figure I have about another 20-30 years before my layout is "complete". It took me 15 years to start the dang thing.