Shoving, hump tower in view

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Identifier

NG507049

Title

Shoving, hump tower in view

Subject

Operations

Description

The footbridge over the eastbound receiving track affords this view of the hump, as humper 7112 finishes off no. 92 from Kankakee. The south bypass track and pocket are in the foreground (the latter a handy place for special-move cars, do-not-hump cripples, oversize loads, etc.). The hump building houses, from the ground up, crew facilities, yard office, electronic hardware, yardmaster and route director, and trainmaster. The diesel shop and fueling facilities are in the right background, above the 7112's hood. The three combination humpers such as the one performing here were retired not long afterwards in favor of 1200-HP EMD switchers in tandem.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

5x7 glossy photo

Shopping

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Sub-Subject

Yard

Class-Lot

DFT-1b, DHT-1a

Road Number

#7112, #450

Location

Elkhart, IN

Notes

See NG507049a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Shoving, hump tower in view,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed May 19, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/199344.

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