Train no. CC-3
Train no. CC-3
Again, the camera is facing east from the vantage point of Sherman Drive, but here it has been moved across the bridge so as to include the yard tracks known as the hump leads. Running through the background is the main line, and in the upper right background, as before, is East Hill yard. The big grain elevator of the Indianapolis Public Elevator Co., known as Elevator "C", is at far right. Beginning with the through track in the center foreground, the hump leads are, from right to left, no, one through no. five. These five tracks make up what is actually the westbound receiving yard at the Hill. The train being yarded on "three lead" is CC-3, the fast freight from Cincinnati, which has reached this part of the yard via the old main from Beech Grove tower. The old main runs along one side of East Hill yard, and the main tracks on the other. (There is a six-track pocket called the "grain yard" sandwiched between the old main and East Hill yard; it is used to hold cars for the three elevators in this vicinity.) The next three photographs, together with this one, form a short picture-story of the power on CC-3 as it is detached and started towards the roundhouse.
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Middle Hill, Indianapolis, IN
Jeremy Taylor, “Train no. CC-3,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed December 6, 2023, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/86029.