On Feb 13, 2016, NVRRA hosted an Operations for Beginners event for the NMRA Hub Division. We showed 14 people how we operate our railroad. We first ran them through a presentation to give them a rough idea of what they should expect (club rules, the jobs in an op session, the types of trains they could run, how to make sure they don’t foul an interlocking, how to use the radios, how to use car cards and how to use our NCE throttles). They were all then assigned jobs and they operated our railroad with guidance from several of our members. With all the people who attended, we were able to run a full complement of jobs during the session. We hope everyone who attended both learned something and had some fun over the four hours.
We want to thank everyone who attended the session and John Lutz of the Hub Division for arranging it with us. We hope to be able to run similar sessions in the future.