We have to move the head cars to get to the last block at Covington to shove east of Covington.
We take them in blocks of 100-130 and shove them east towards Channing. We are limited to the number of cars per shove as we usually use two units(Geeps, SD-9s because of the track conditions on the branch) and there is a steep hill east of Sidnaw on the mainline. Once the eastern most block at Covington is shoved back as far as we want it, the other blocks are put back. It's time consuming as we don't run over 6-7 mph on the branch, plus if there are cars to switch out that adds to the time required.
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