freight yard layouts

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by woopud, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. woopud

    woopud New Member

    Does anyone has pictures of a real life freight yard where they use a "hump" ?
  2. ReefBlueCoupe

    ReefBlueCoupe Member

  3. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    How much detail do you need?

  4. woopud

    woopud New Member

    Well, I'm planning to build a G-scale freight yard in my back yard, any ideas or pictures are welcome.

  5. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    The best source for rail yard photos is North American Railyards by Michael Rhodes. It is basically 240 pages of yard photos and a great resource for designing model yards.
  6. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    Brian, thanks for the lead and while this is not my thread I can put this intel to good use in designing a modern era local yard.


  7. Hump Yard Photos

    I agree with Brian about the book. I bought a copy as soon as I saw it.
    Here's a pic of the hump I took at UP's West Colton. The "crest" of the hump, where the cars are released, is ahead of the train, adjacent the small structure and group of trees near the center of the pic.
    I've also attached a photo of one of the retarders ahead of the hump. My assumption is that these retarders aid the locomotives in braking the train, as the approach to the hump is slightly downgrade.


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