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OperationsPro: Add Classification/Interchange

Add Location as Classification/Interchange and the Add Location window is used to add a Classification/Interchange.

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To add a Location as a Classification/Interchange: in the Add Location window, type the Name of the Classification/Interchange Location. Note that most fields in the window are greyed out until a Location is added. The Location Name must be unique; the program will not allow two Locations with identical names. However, if you want more than one Location to have the same name for your Manifests and Switch Lists, add a hyphen and a number to the end of the Locations Name. For example, "Boston-1" and "Boston-2" will both print as "Boston". The program will remove the hyphen and number when printing Manifests and Switch Lists.

Select Operations at this location Classification/ Interchange, then press Add Location at the bottom of the pane.

This opens the Add Location window with all the options enabled. Now you can add Tracks to the Classification/Interchange.


You may select This location is serviced by trains traveling, select at least one or any number of the directions depending on access to your interchange. We have selected East West for this Interchange.

For example, if only south bound trains can access the Location select "South" and deselect the other directions. This can be useful if you want to support only trailing point switching for a given Location.

Next Select the rolling stock serviced by this location, you can control the rolling stock a Location can service. Push Clear All to deselect all Types, or Select All to select all types, then select or deselect the rolling stock you wish the Location to accept.

Since the Operations at this location is of type Classification/Interchange the Add Classification/Interchange Track button is now enabled near the bottom of the pane.

You also have the option to Delete Location or Save Location .

Press Add Classification/Interchange Track to display the Add Classification/Interchange Track pane, where you can detail the Siding:

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In Name fill in the new name of a specific Track to be serviced at this Location.

Length of the Yard track in scale feet. You may enter the measurement in actual inches as and the program will convert to the scale feet that you select in your Preferences.

Press Add Classification/Interchange Track so the siding track is added to the Location and the greyed out features are activated.

interchange Track

You may Select the roads serviced by this track

Accept all

Default accepts rolling stock from any railroad.

Accept only

Allows you to list the railroads whose rolling stock you will accept here.

Accept all rolling stock except from those railroads that are excluded.

We will use the default. If you want to edit the Roads accepted go to Add Cars then Edit Roads to add a Road that is not in the drop-down list.

Select the Loads serviced by this Track

Accept all

Default accepts any Load.

Accept only

Allows you to list the Loads you will accept at this Track.

interchangeAccept all Loads except those types that are excluded.

Select pick up car order



First In First Out (FIFO)

Last In First Out (LIFO)

Select Trains or Routes for Car set outs

Any -- default



Exclude Trains

Exclude Routes

Select trains or routes for car pick ups

Any -- default



Exclude Train

Exclude Routes

We will use the default Any to setup Trains or Routes. The Trains and Routes must be created prior to selecting.

You may enter a Comment for the Track.

You may now press Add Classification/Interchange Track to add to the Location or press Delete Track if you do not want to store the Track.

If you want to add another Track to this Interchange Location, then enter new data and press Save Classification/Interchange Track to add the next Track.

Close the window when done with this Location.

The Add Location window shows one Interchange track at the SP interchange

You may add as many tracks as required for the Interchange.

If you want to change information for any track entry, press the Edit button and the Edit Interchange Track window will open.

Note that it is identical to the Add Classification/Interchange Track except for the title.

Change any of the entries that you want to edit and then press the Save Classification/Interchange Track button to save the changes.

You may also Delete Track from your database.

When done with editing close the Add Classification/Interchange Track window.

The Locations window shows all the Locations in your OperationsPro database.

You may edit any one of them by clicking on Edit , which opens the Edit Location window, which is the same as the Add Location window except it already contains the info for the Location you are editing.


You may add as many Locations and Tracks as you need to complete the description of your layout.