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Using JMRI® to Operate Trains

OperationsPro: Add Route window

The Add Route window opens to add a Route to your OperationsPro database.

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Type the Route Name Each route must have a unique Name.

Then press Add located at the bottom of the pane. The Add Route window now activates the attributes required to enter the Route.

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Select the Location from which the Train will depart by selecting the Location located at the left bottom side of the window.

Select Add location to start Add location at end

Press Add Location An updated Add Route window will be displayed with all the attributes required active. Repeat until all stops are entered for the Route.

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We will now add all the Locations to the Route. Each time you add a Location to the Route, the table shows the order in which the Train will visit them. Make sure that Add location at end is selected to add after the first location.

Build your Route by selecting the next Location the Train will visit; select all Locations that the Train will pass through even if the Train will not work the Location. This way your train's engineer will know when reading his Manifest the towns he will be traveling through.

Make sure you press Save Route when you are done entering the Locations.


Each Location has the Train's departure direction (Train Direction), number of desired car Moves and whether Car Pickups? and/or car Drops? are allowed at that Location.

You can also adjust the maximum Train length (Max Length) that can depart that Location.

A Car Move can be a car Pickup or car Drop at that Location. For example, 5 Moves can be 5 Pickups or 5 Drops or any combination of 5 Pickups and Drops.

The Grade is used to determine how many Engines the Train will require for that segment. The X and Y are the coordinates on your dispatcher's Panel for the optional Train Icon. You can set the coordinates here, or use the "SetX&Y" Train Icon popup menu to teach the program where you want the Train Icon placed when the Train is at the specified location in OperationsPro. Leave the X and Y coordinates at zero if you want to manually move the icon or you're not using the icon feature. After setting the number of moves, maximum length, or coordinates, click on the table to make sure it is recognized and stored by the program.

You may move the selected Location Up or Down to change its position in the list.

You may add a comment for each location. In the Comment column press Add .

Press Save Route to save your route. The program will create a file (OperationsRouteRoster.xml) in your JMRI directory in a folder called "operations". A backup file with the last settings for all of your routes is also created each time Save Route is pressed.

Now we have our first Route set up.


You may start a new Route using the Add Route window and entering a new Route Name and repeat this process for each Route.

Now back to the Route window, which will show us a list of all the Routes.


Note that you may press Edit on any Route and the Edit Route window opens, similar to the Add Route window.

You may now press Add to add another Route, repeating the process just completed, or close the Route pane.

Add Route menu

Window -- Standard JMRI® window menu.

Help -- Standard JMRI® Help menu.