The trains are staged, the cars are all spotted, and the paperwork is done in anticipation of my "sea trial" ops session tomorrow night. After much more preparation than I expected, I think I'm ready to go. I still didn't get done all I wanted, but that just means there'll be more to see next time.
But at least There Will Be Snacks.
Just briefly for now, the paperwork includes Clearance Forms & Train Orders to authorize train movement, and switchlists to govern the work en route. The bulletin board is where you'll find the latest Bulletin Order which makes any temporary changes to the timetable and gives the crews up-to-date instructions.
All true to the prototype I'm modeling - which is pretty cool.