11 track local yard

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Identifier

NG507056

Title

11 track local yard

Subject

Facilities

Description

One supplementary facility not generally available at hump yards is a separate yard for making up local freights. The results are either that locals are delayed and production is slowed while these cars are handled in pullout areas, or that the locals are moved to outlying terminals fed from the big yards by pick-up-and-drop trains. Neither alternative was considered acceptable at Elkhart, so that money was made available for an 11-track local yard, seen here from the west window of the west end yard office. It is about 1:30 PM and this yard, which is switched on third trick and emptied out by 10 AM, is therefore in ballpark status. Moving west on the local yard ladder are four units headed for Blue Island light, and beyond them, four more EMDs are heading in on the Early Bird track with NY-2, 49 cars of New York freight out of Blue Island with meat and perishables predominating.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

5x7 glossy photo

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Sub-Subject

Yard

Location

Elkhart, IN

Notes

See NG507056a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “11 track local yard,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed May 19, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/199351.

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