Yard Scenes

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by Justin, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Justin

    Justin Member

    announce1New challenge for y'all: freight yards! It must have more than one loco and more than 2 tracks.announce1
  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Hey there Justin. Its always great when people have a suggestion to get the ball rolling! Thanks. You talkin' prototype, model, or either? By the way, do you have one to start us off with? Yard scenes should be a big draw!
  3. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

    I'm assuming a club layout wil qualify for a photo entry?
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Well heck, I'm just gonna post one! :)


    Here's the small yard that supports my layout's car float operation. It usually isn't this full of locos. I took this picture a while ago as a company shot gathering all of the equipment I'd lettered for my freelanced road.

  5. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    :eek: wow! can you got a top down shot of that? I'm looking for inspiration for my yard :mrgreen:.
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    How's this?
    It's the only place where three tracks could be in the same shot.
  7. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Great shots you guys:thumb:

    Ramsey Yard.. a busy place
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    2 CSX MP15DCs eases toward the East end of the yard.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I'll try to remember to do that with my next roll of film. Actually its a pretty simple design, a siding on the main with three ladder tracks and a long lead for the car float.

  10. GN.2-6-8-0

    GN.2-6-8-0 Member

    Great Northern numbers 1187 & 744 a 2-8-0 and rather long in the tooth 4-8-0 give two whistle blast's before leaving the yards in Mpls Junction for Wilmar Minn.

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  11. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Not the clearest of pictures but all the same it meets the criteria.
  12. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    Well, since I was in a train yard...

    ...the other day...in Allentown, Pennsylvania...


    I'm still scratching my head- BNSF, Norfolk Southern? Wha happen???:eek:

  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I have a proto pic too! Not as busy as Mark's though. Its the small Minnesota Commercial Railroad yard in New Brighton MN.


  14. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    A proto-type picture here as well. This is the incoming/outgoing tracks at Union Station in Washington DC.

  15. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    nuts, my yard only has two tracks!

    I was at union station in Warshington a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, it was night and I had no idea the trackwork around it was so complicated.

  16. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    One of "aerial shots" of Nardin Yard on the GC&W at the Miracle Strip Model Railroad Club, Shalimar, FL

  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's one from my old layout, since torn out.

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  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Hey Val! Any new yards springing up some time in the future?
  19. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Yep! It's more or less the same design as the old one, but with better turnouts. Have the track positioned, but not yet layed. Thanks for asking Ralph.

  20. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    NICE ONE Charlie!

    b28 82, that yard is impressive. do they use it operationally?


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