Cushing Hub
Module Name:
Cushing Hub
Diorama:
 
Owner Name:
NEONS
Sponsor:
Razor
Date Built:
2008
Date Updated:
 
Status:
Active
Module Type:
4' narrow corner module
Length:
68"
Width:
24"
Skyboard:
12" laminate
Track
Code:
80
Brand:
Atlas
Turnouts:
3 Peco short
Crossovers:
none
Passing Sidings:
none
Yard Tracks
none
Industrial Spurs
one - see below
Other Tracks
none
Electrical:
Wire
Connector
110V
Designer:
Razor
 
Red
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Carpentry:
Kroutter
 
Yellow
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Track:
Razor
 
Blue
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Wiring:
Razor
 
Other
   
Yes
Scenery:
Razor
DCC Equipment:
Two UP-5s. One on the front and one on the back of module.
Powered Accessories:
one wall wart to power the two UP-5s
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
Route 66 Scene:
 
Prototype RR:
 
Cushing Hub
Cushing Hub
Track Plan
A spur brances off of the blue line, accesses two sidings for tank car loading and continues on through a hole in the skyboard. It links to a set-up track behind the module on the right.
Cushing Hub
Sign Board
With eight major crude oil pipelines terminating there, Cushing, Oklahoma is the largest hub for the distribution of crude oil in North America. The Cushing pipeline interconnect is spread over nine square miles and has crude oil storage capacity of more than 33 million barrels. The crude is stored in tanks that are spaced far apart to minimize the possibility that a tank which catches fire will ignite other tanks. In earlier days, when demand exceeded pipeline capacity, railroad tank cars were used to transport the additional oil. Dikes are built around the vessels to contain any fluids from a storage tank that begins to leak due to corrosion, lightning, or other damage. These dikes, called firewalls, prevent those fluids from escaping and polluting the surrounding area.
Description & History
One of our original standard 4' corners was a crude oil tank farm. It was abandoned in 2008 and the tanks wer salvaged and used on this new module
Industry Details:
Industry
Access Track
Switch Direction
Car Types
Spur Capacity
Abandoned crude oil tanker loading facility
Blue
ccw
crude oil tank cars
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