Backing off the hump crest after a shove

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Identifier

NG507048

Title

Backing off the hump crest after a shove

Subject

Operations

Description

Details in this photograph, made from the east window of the trainmaster's office on the top floor of the hump building, are as follows: the hump lead, with Fairbanks humper 7112 and slug 450 backing off after completing a shove; the fifteen-track receiving yard, with a Pine Turn entering track 12 from the eastbound receiving track on the right; the YMCA building, partly visible at far right; the engine house lead, occupied by F units 1633-2434-1778 inbound off NT-1 from Toledo; the enginehouse loop track; and the eastbound departure track and main tracks on the far left. The short stub track running off the hump lead in the foreground holds the "accelerator," a radio-controlled unit which was intended for the yardmaster's use in trimming class yard tracks blocked by stalled cars, etc. Opposition from organized labor, which might well have been foreseen, prevented its use.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

5x7 glossy photo

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Sub-Subject

Yard

Class-Lot

DFT-1b, DHT-1a

Road Number

#7112, #450

Location

Elkhart, IN

Notes

See NG507048a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Backing off the hump crest after a shove,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed May 19, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/199343.

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