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Freight Yards and The Human Factor

As my layout moves from concept to design, one of the major hurdles is the creation of the main yard. An important part of the plan is creating a yard environment that looks real....
Modern Train Yard

Freight Yards: What Are All Those Tracks?, Part III

This article focuses on the task of the yard crews in getting each type of freight train ready to depart....
Modern Train Yard

Freight Yards: What Are All Those Tracks?, Part II

The role of transfer yards. Some of the loads and empties received will not be forwarded to another city. In any train there will be cars which have reached their final destination. Some of these cars must be delivered to other roads for final delivery, some are empties being returned...
Freight Yards: What Are All Those Tracks?

Freight Yards: What Are All Those Tracks?

A major yard facility looks very confusing but there is a purpose behind each and every track within the yard limits and that purpose helps to determine location, access and size for each track....
Prototype Yards: Adapting Prototype Operations to Model Railroading

Prototype Yards: Adapting Prototype Operations to Model Railroading

How prototype operations can influence what we do as model railroad operators by examining the operations of prototype yard crews in the time period from 1957 through 1961....