TIMETABLES (SCHEDULES)

This small segment of the timetable is still enough to cover most points. The first column shows the station where the movement is taking place, the second shows the setter value. “00” is a train that runs every day of the year. At the top though, you’ll see a train marked “16” – Saturdays Excepted. This could mean that it doesn’t run on Saturdays (obviously) but you can also twin the timings with slightly different ones marked “06” – Saturdays Only. So the train actually runs every day of the week, but on Saturdays it has an alternate set of timings for part of the journey to give the crew a break or wait for a connection, or whatever.

The Timetable

You’re also looking at the merged version of the timetable (see the station and 1/365 buttons). These decide the display pattern. You can look at one station only, and switch between them, or all stations merged as here, or all stations in succession. You can also look at the timetable for the whole year, or just for the current day. For the thing you need to remember is that Wagonflow will continue for weeks or even years of operating (your railway will wear out and your computer will die before Wagonflow runs out). You can print the timetable out in any of the variants.

The schedule times are optional – you could put sequence numbers if you preferred, but times allow more flexibility on timetable presentation and merging. And the movement information is free-form. Some standard movement terms are suggested (ARR for Arrival, DEP for Departure, etc) but you don’t have to use them.

Finally, those of you interested in the timetable side but not bothered about Wagonflow’s freight control, may like to know that the Timetable can be operated in Timeflow mode, which ignores all that wagon nonsense!

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