Pacific & Eastern Railroad

Index to Operating Guides

Everything you need to know in order to operate the Pacific & Eastern as a railroad. This is a work in progress, and is subject to frequent updates. It's purpose is multifold:

Special Notes to Visiting Model Railroaders

First of all, Welcome to the Rogue Valley! Members of the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club are looking forward to meeting you and sharing our railroad modeling world with you. The Operating Guides below, while not absolutely "required" reading, are intended to introduce you to our Pacific & Eastern and help maximize your experience with us, whether as an operator or observer. We hope you'll take the time to read through them.

The P&E operates using FRS (Family Radio Service) two-way radios on channels 9, 10 and 11, with privacy code "0" on each frequency. While we have several "loaners," if you have a compatible radio and wish to bring it, that would help more of our guests be tuned in.

About Bluetooth technology interference: The Pacific & Eastern uses the Digitrax DCC system that includes a UR-92 duplex radio transmitter. We have found that operators who try to use our duplex throttles with Bluetooth technology turned on have problems. Therefore, we ask that everyone in the clubhouse turn off any Bluetooth devices. Cell phones without Bluetooth are fine and even Bluetooth outside of the clubhouse has no adverse effects. Thank you for your consideration.

For more information or questions about the Pacific & Eastern contact: Larry Tuttle


Topics (some of which will be included in the coming months) include:

Suggestions, additions, corrections and complaints are encouraged. Contact:

Dave Spakousky

Larry Tuttle