Eromarbordo plan
  
Eromarbordo was an important ancient Roman port which declined in significance in later centuries. Despite its restricted layout the station forwards fresh fish, smoked fish, cocoa for the Carrodantis factory at Lacono and fertiliser made from seaweed. It also handles wheat for export via the silos.

In a process similar to many other locations Eromarbordo's layout went through a number of permutations before arriving at the arrangement shown above. As is commonplace the area is filled with track without too much room for scenery. Close examination shows that the basic layout is the AFK staple of a running loop supplemented by a goods loop in front of the station buildings which also serves the fish market. At one end this loop is crossed by a siding leading to the Town Staithe and at the other it is crossed by a siding leading to the cocoa store. In the initial plan this would have been the total of the track but it was realised that access to this store and or the silos would have caused a lot of extra shunting which would best be avoided. The grain silos were therefore accessed by a line from the running loop which crosses through the middle of the points leading to the goods loop and main reception road. This complex piece of pointwork is necessary because the silos are often shunted by the local railcar service which carries grain hoppers as a tail load. The tractive power of the railcars is limited precluding the shunting of long rakes of wagons.

This is a difficult place to work as was found out during the initial testing of the track for mechanical and electrical defects. More than once stalemate was reached and the warning has been heeded. Moves often need planning three or four moves in advance to keep everything fluid.
  
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