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Notebook

This section of the website contains, in short, a trip into the deepest, and darkest, uncharted corners of my twisted mind! :o)

While most of the Hoosier Lines On-line website deals with the (currently) official backstory of the Hoosier Lines, this section deals with anything and everything else related to the designing of this system. Included here is material that's either not official yet, was official, but isn't anymore, or things that probably shouldn't have ever been allowed to see the light of day!

   You can't design a system as complex as the HLS without making a few billion notes - usually on any scrap of paper that was handy at the moment. These tons of notes, that cover the entire spectrum of design topics, form the foundation upon which the Hoosier Lines is being built.

If writing a backstory for the HLS is the same thing as writing a history book about the Hoosier Lines, then the index below is the outline I'm using to write that book. I've added page titles to each of the chapters as ideas came to me, but only those that are hot linked - blue text with an underline - have been turned into webpages yet.

It should go without saying that there is neither rhyme nor reason behind the order in which these chapters and pages have been arranged. So what else is new?!! :o)


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  • (no items) - Chapter  1 - The Big Picture
  • ( 2 items) - Chapter  2 - HLS Operated Railroads
  • (no items) - Chapter  3 - HLS Rapid & Mass Transit Systems
  • (no items) - Chapter  4 - Other Forms Of Transport Operated By HLS
  • ( 1 item ) - Chapter  5 - Railroad Equipment & Operations
  • (no items) - Chapter  6 - Rapid Transit Equipment & Operations
  • (no items) - Chapter  7 - Mass Transit Equipment & Operations
  • (no items) - Chapter  8 - Marine Equipment & Operations
  • (no items) - Chapter  9 - Intermodal Equipment & Operations
  • (no items) - Chapter 10 - Other Equipment & Operations
  • ( 4 items) - Chapter 11 - Rules & Codes
  • ( 3 items) - Chapter 12 - Blueprints, Plans, and Paperwork
  • (no items) - Chapter 13 - Payroll & Accounting
  • (no items) - Chapter 14 - Working With The Government
  • (no items) - Chapter 15 - Other Railroad Companies
  • ( 1 item ) - Chapter 16 - People, Places, & Stuffed Things
  • (no items) - Chapter 17 - Track Plans
  • (no items) - Chapter 18 - Breckenridge Industries
  • (no items) - Chapter 19 - Tales From The Rails
  • ( 1 item ) - Chapter 20 - Credits & Reference Material


  1. Chapter 1 - The Big Picture
    1. My biography
    2. My design goals for the HLS

    3. The Hoosier Lines System - What is it?
    4. The Hoosier Lines System - Where does it go?
    5. The Hoosier Lines System - What does it do?

    6. Breckenridge Industries
    7. The Breckenridge family




  2. Chapter 2 - HLS Operated Railroads
    1. Indexed by: Railroad name - all of the railroads HLS operates

    2. Indexed by: State / Province

    3. Indexed by: Major roads, and the minor ones assigned to them
    4. Indexed by: Beltline railroads and terminal companies

    5. Indexed by: The railroad's class - class I railroads
    6. Indexed by: The railroad's class - class II railroads
    7. Indexed by: The railroad's class - class III railroads

    8. Indexed by: The railroad's status - active railroads
    9. Indexed by: The railroad's status - paper railroads
    10. Indexed by: The railroad's status - fallen flag railroads

    11. Indexed by: The reporting marks - all reporting marks
    12. Indexed by: The reporting marks - active reporting marks
    13. Indexed by: The reporting marks - inactive reporting marks
    14. Indexed by: The reporting marks - special reporting marks

    15. Indexed by: The source material - real railroads
    16. Indexed by: The source material - imagineered railroads
    17. Indexed by: The source material - fictional railroads




  3. Chapter 3 - HLS Operated Rapid & Mass Transit Systems
    1. Indexed by: Location
    2. Indexed by: Name
    3. Indexed by: Type of operation




  4. Chapter 4 - Other Forms Of Transport Operated By HLS
    1. Indexed by: Location
    2. Indexed by: Name
    3. Indexed by: Type of operation




  5. Chapter 5 - Railroad Equipment & Operations
    1. Index of: On-line employee timetables
    2. Index of: On-line public timetables

    3. Overview of: ACI & AEI systems
    4. Overview of: Electric operations
    5. Overview of: Freight equipment used
    6. Overview of: Freight train operations
    7. Overview of: Locomotives used
    8. Overview of: Other equipment used
    9. Overview of: Passenger equipment used
    10. Overview of: Passenger train operations
    11. Overview of: Signal aspects
    12. Overview of: Signaling systems used

    13. Passenger trains - Fare collection and pricing
    14. Passenger trains - Long distance service
    15. Passenger trains - Regional service
    16. Passenger trains - Local service
    17. Passenger trains - Commuter service
    18. Passenger trains - Excursions & specials
    19. Passenger trains - Yards & terminals

    20. Freight trains - Tariffs and other pricing methods
    21. Freight trains - Intermodal
    22. Freight trains - Less-Than-Carload (LCL)
    23. Freight trains - Live stock
    24. Freight trains - Unit coal
    25. Freight trains - Unit grain
    26. Freight trains - Unit reefer
    27. Freight trains - Unit other
    28. Freight trains - Long distance
    29. Freight trains - Medium distance
    30. Freight trains - Short distance
    31. Freight trains - Way freights
    32. Freight trains - High & wide
    33. Freight trains - Rent-A-Train
    34. Freight trains - Other services
    35. Freight trains - Yards & terminals

    36. Railroad customers - Indexed by industry type
    37. Railroad customers - Indexed by location of company
    38. Railroad customers - Indexed by name of company
    39. Railroad customers - Indexed by type of traffic

    40. Maintenance of Way - Operations
    41. Maintenance of Way - Ballast trains
    42. Maintenance of Way - Catenary & 3rd rail
    43. Maintenance of Way - Structures
    44. Maintenance of Way - Track inspection cars
    45. Maintenance of Way - Welded rail trains

    46. Grade crossing safety measures
    47. Police force and K9 units
    48. Track standards
    49. The IDEIT box - Indianapolis Designed, Enhanced Interaction of Trains




  6. Chapter 6 - Rapid Transit Equipment & Operations
    1. Overview of: Revenue equipment used
    2. Overview of: Non-revenue equipment used
    3. Overview of: Signal aspects
    4. Overview of: Signaling systems used

    5. Fare collection and pricing
    6. Maintenance of Way operations
    7. Other operations
    8. Grade crossing safety measures
    9. Police force and K9 units
    10. Track standards




  7. Chapter 7 - Mass Transit Equipment & Operations
    1. Overview of: Equipment used
    2. Fare collection and pricing
    3. Police force and K9 units




  8. Chapter 8 - Marine Equipment & Operations
    1. Overview of: Equipment used
    2. The boat trains
    3. Passenger ferries
    4. Car ferry and car float operations
    5. Canal and river barges
    6. Dayliner excursions
    7. Police force and K9 units




  9. Chapter 9 - Intermodal Equipment & Operations
    1. Overview of: Equipment used
    2. Overview of: Services offered




  10. Chapter 10 - Other Equipment & Operations
    1. Aircraft
    2. Monorails
    3. People movers
    4. Taxi cabs




  11. Chapter 11 - Rules & Codes
    1. All Modes - ESC: Overview of Employee Seniority Codes
    2. All modes - ESC: Index of assigned Employee Seniority Codes
    3. All Modes - ETC: Overview of Equipment Tracking Codes
    4. All modes - ETC: Index of assigned Equipment Tracking Codes
    5. All modes - HLTC: Index of Hoosier Lines Tariff Codes
    6. All modes - NAICS: Index of North American Industry Classification System
    7. All modes - SICC: Index of Standard Industrial Classification Codes
    8. All modes - STCC: Index of Standard Transportation Commodity Codes

    9. Marine - Radio rules & codes
    10. Marine - Rule books
    11. Marine - Rules governing employee conduct
    12. Marine - Signal rules
    13. Marine - Special instructions books

    14. Mass Transit - Radio rules & codes
    15. Mass Transit - Rule books
    16. Mass Transit - Rules governing employee conduct
    17. Mass Transit - Special instructions books

    18. Railroad - Freight car weighing rules
    19. Railroad - Freight shipping rules
    20. Railroad - Radio rules & codes
    21. Railroad - Routing codes
    22. Railroad - Rule books
    23. Railroad - Rules for handling hazardous materials
    24. Railroad - Rules governing employee conduct
    25. Railroad - Signal rules
    26. Railroad - Special instructions books
    27. Railroad - Station numbers: Indexed by city name
    28. Railroad - Station numbers: Indexed by station number
    29. Railroad - Station ticketing codes: Indexed by city name
    30. Railroad - Station ticketing codes: Indexed by ticketing code
    31. Railroad - Telegraph rules & codes
    32. Railroad - Train order rules

    33. Rapid Transit - Radio rules & codes
    34. Rapid Transit - Rule books
    35. Rapid Transit - Rules governing employee conduct
    36. Rapid Transit - Signal rules
    37. Rapid Transit - Special instructions books
    38. Rapid Transit - Station numbers: Indexed by station name
    39. Rapid Transit - Station numbers: Indexed by station number
    40. Rapid Transit - Station ticketing codes: Indexed by station name
    41. Rapid Transit - Station ticketing codes: Indexed by ticketing code
    42. Rapid Transit - Train order rules




  12. Chapter 12 - Blueprints, Plans, and Paperwork
    1. Bridge & trestle plans
    2. Freight building plans
    3. Freight equipment plans
    4. Mass transit building plans
    5. Mass transit equipment plans
    6. Miscellaneous building plans
    7. Miscellaneous equipment plans
    8. Non-revenue equipment plans
    9. Passenger station plans
    10. Passenger equipment plans
    11. Rapid transit building plans
    12. Rapid transit equipment plans
    13. Signaling system plans
    14. Track & tunnel plans

    15. Freight - Bills of Lading
    16. Freight - Waybills
    17. Passenger - Quik-Tix ticket forms
    18. Passenger - Standard ticket forms
    19. Passenger - Uni-Tix ticket forms

    20. Miscellaneous - Handbills, ads, and other forms of advertising
    21. Railroad - Handbills, ads, and other forms of advertising
    22. Rapid Transit - Handbills, ads, and other forms of advertising




  13. Chapter 13 - Payroll & Accounting
    1. Salaries - Maintenance of way crews
    2. Salaries - Office workers
    3. Salaries - Other employees
    4. Salaries - Station employees
    5. Salaries - Train crews

    6. Tariffs - Freight
    7. Tariffs - Passenger




  14. Chapter 14 - Working With The Government
    1. Dealing with - the United States Government
    2. Dealing with - the Environmental Protection Agency
    3. Dealing with - the Federal Railroad Administration
    4. Dealing with - the Interstate Commerce Commission
    5. Dealing with - the local Public Service Commissions
    6. Dealing with - the National Transportation Safety Board
    7. Dealing with - the Surface Transportation Board

    8. Dealing with - the Canadian Government
    9. Dealing with - the Mexican Government




  15. Chapter 15 - Other Railroad Companies
    1. Playing nice with the other railroads
    2. Playing not so nice with the other railroads

    3. Index of non-HLS reporting marks
    4. Index of HLS interchanges with non-HLS railroads

    5. The HLS's version of: Amtrak
    6. The HLS's version of: Canadian National
    7. The HLS's version of: Illinois Central
    8. The HLS's version of: Kansas City Southern
    9. The HLS's version of: Santa Fe
    10. The HLS's version of: Penn Central
    11. The HLS's version of: Union Pacific




  16. Chapter 16 - People, Places, & Stuffed Things
    1. J.P. Morgan
    2. The Vanderbilt family

    3. IL - Bedford Park Yard
    4. IL - Dearborn Station
    5. IN - Indianapolis Central Station
    6. NJ - Hudson Transfer Station
    7. NY - Metropolitan Union Terminal
    8. NY - Selkirk Yard
    9. OH - Cleveland's River Street Depot

    10. Teddy Bears




  17. Chapter 17 - Track Plans
    1. Overview of: CSIDs (See Sid) - Customer Siding Information Diagrams
    2. Model railroad track plans
    3. Prototype track plans




  18. Chapter 18 - Breckenridge Industries
    1. Corporate structure
    2. Industrial operations
    3. Operating divisions
    4. Subsidiaries




  19. Chapter 19 - Tales From The Rails
    1. A day in the life of: a dispatcher
    2. A day in the life of: an engineer
    3. A day in the life of: a MUTT shunting crew
    4. A day in the life of: a station agent
    5. A day in the life of: a yardmaster

    6. Railfanning the HLS in: Alaska
    7. Railfanning the HLS in: Chicago
    8. Railfanning the HLS in: Cleveland
    9. Railfanning the HLS in: the Hudson Valley
    10. Railfanning the HLS in: Indianapolis
    11. Railfanning the HLS in: New York City
    12. Railfanning the HLS in: Paradise
    13. Railfanning the HLS on the Internet




  20. Chapter 20 - Credits & Reference Material
    1. Bibliography
    2. Glossary of terms & abbreviations [151kb, 500+ definitions]
    3. People
    4. Websites








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