Citations with the tag: HUMP yards

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  • Smooth pavements pose risk alley cats.
    Banasiak, David // Roads & Bridges; Sep97, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p10 

    Focuses on the pilot program of the Committee on Transportation and the Public Way to install speed humps on the alleys of Chicago, Illinois. Reasons why the committee decided to install humps in the alleys; Statistics of alley improvements in Chicago.

  • THE YARD.
    Kraft, Edwin // Trains; Jul2002, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p36 

    Part II. Examines different designs of railroad train yards. Hump yard; Automatic retarder yard; Classification yard with herringbone tracks.

  • What's shaking in Hamlet, N.C.
    CHEATHAM, JEFFREY // Trains; Sep2011, Vol. 71 Issue 9, p62 

    The article presents information about Hamlet, North Carolina, a critical CSX railroad junction. The Hamlet subdivision runs toward Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. The Andrews Subdivision also connects to Charleston. The junction has two yards, a receiving and hump classification yard...

  • UP closes Pocatello hump.
    CHEATHAM, JEFFREY // Trains; Aug2002, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p24 

    Reports that Union Pacific has closed its hump yard in Pocatello, Idaho in March 2002. Reason for the move.

  • No ordinary hump yard.
    Wolinsky, Julian // Railway Age; May2000, Vol. 201 Issue 5, p52 

    Features Jerry R. Davis Yard, yardmaster and hump console operator of the facility of Union Pacific company in Roseville, California. Description of the facility; Information on the computer systems of the yard; Details on its classification of freight cars; Safety measure observed by crews in...

  • Hitting Its Stride.
    Gallagher, John // Traffic World; 10/11/99, Vol. 260 Issue 2, p42 

    Focuses on the delay of rail yard construction of the Union Pacific Railroad in California. Consideration on standard railroading; Expectation of the customer; Requirement for maintenance outage.

  • Hump yard on the NKP?
    Koester, Tony // Model Railroader; Aug2007, Vol. 74 Issue 8, p92 

    The article discusses the causes and the solutions made for the hump yards on nickel plate road (NKP) in Frankfort, Indiana. Homasote is not the culprit when roadbed movement is suspected unless it is not bonded securely to a plywood subroadbed. The author solved the problem by removing the rail...

  • HUMP YARDS.
    Kos, Sayre C. // Trains; Nov2012, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p54 

    The article focuses on the Clearing Yard of Belt Railway Co. of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. It states that the yard lies around 11 miles of the city's loop and spreads 350 miles within 786 acres. It mentions that railcars humped at the yard are controlled by retarders and power switches. It...

  • Rebuilt slug works Belt Railway's Clearing Yard hump.
    Lustig, David // Trains; Aug2002, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p29 

    Reports that Belt Railway of Chicago SD38 574 has been rebuilt as a slug for hump work on April 24, 2002. Details of the conversion.

  • AN ANALYSIS OF A RAILROAD CLASSIFICATION YARD.
    Crane, Roger R.; Brown, Frank B.; Blanchard, Robert O. // Journal of the Operations Research Society of America; Aug55, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p262 

    A freight car in the United States spends approximately two-thirds of its time stationary; a significant portion of this time in hump classification yards is spent in queues waiting to be inspected and classified into out-bound trains. This paper describes the development of a model for these...

  • Yardmaster's view isn't this good.
    Lustig, David // Trains; Mar2009, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p57 

    The article provides information on the eight-story Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center which provides a spectacular view of Union Pacific's Bailey Yard in Nebraska. The tower's observation areas are the centerpieces of the $6 million complex, offering panoramic views from either enclosed top...

  • Kansas City unplugged (again).
    Lustig, David // Trains; Jan2005, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p10 

    Reports on the opening of the Argentine Flyover junction for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe hump yard in Kansas City, Kansas on September 8, 2004. Information on the railroad bridge; Route of the tracks; Cost of the bridge construction.

  • Network INTERMODAL battles trucks.
    Kraft, Edwin R. "Chip" // Trains; Jan2005, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p28 

    Reports on the growth of the hump yards intermodal railroad business in Europe. Limitations of intermodal service; Overview of European countries' intermodal service; Background of Intercontainer-Interfrigo, one of the companies managing international container shipments from European seaports....

  • Norfolk Southern closes Roanoke hump yard.
    Schmidt, Brian // Trains; May2013, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p15 

    The article announces the closure of the car classification operations at Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Virginia in February 2013 by railroad company Norfolk Southern Railway Co. due to a decline in volume of general merchandise cars.

  • Wireless operations at the hump yard.
    Schmidt, Brian // Control Engineering; Jan2010, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p17 

    The article focuses on Wonderware's innovative automation software solution utilized to manage operations at Norfolk Southern Railway Company's Buckeye Hump Yard in Columbis, Ohio. Wonderware's technology is seen to have transformed Buckeye Hump's totally manual operations into a...

  • Details to make your rail yard realistic.
    Meier, Horst // Model Railroader; Aug2014, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p39 

    The author describes how he used both commercial materials and scraps from his workshop to improve the look of his railroad yard. The land around a yard is filled with weeds, grass, and shrubs, which was replaced by larger pieces of clump foliage, static grass and grass tufts. He drizzled...

  • 6-axle hump gensets debuted.
    Meier, Horst // Trains; Jul2008, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p25 

    The article focuses on the launch of RailPower Technologies RP20CD genset locomotives by Union Pacific Corp., at the Proviso Yard near Chicago, Illinois in April, 2008. It reports that the locomotives will work as hump engines at the J. R. Davis Yard in Roseville, California, and discusses the...

  • ICF shuts down intermodal hump yards in Europe.
    Kraft, Edwin "Chip" // Trains; Feb2005, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p17 

    Reports on the closure of intermodal hump yards of European intermodal network operator Intercontainer-Interfrigo in France and Germany on December 12, 2004. Background on the intermodal humps; Reasons behind the closure; Significance of the intermodal humps to the network operator.

  • Three types of staging yards.
    Sperandeo, Andy // Model Railroader; Aug2012, Vol. 79 Issue 8, p86 

    The article offers information on various types of staging yards including stub staging, loop staging, and In through staging. It mentions the stub staging is the simplest and space-efficient form of staging, where arriving trains head into an empty track terminates. In through staging, both...

  • Is Enola Yard safe? UTU says no; NS closes it.
    Stephens, Bill // Trains; Dec2002, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p16 

    Reports on the closure of Enola Yard by Norfolk Southern after the United Transportation Union (UTU) questioned the safety of the railroad hump yard in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in September 2002. Reason for the action taken by UTU; Areas where the classification duties of Enola were moved;...

  • KCS plugged: computer change jams system.
    Stephens, Bill // Trains; Dec2002, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p18 

    Reports on the impact of a summer computer system conversion on the services of railroad company Kansas City Southern in the U.S. in 2002. Failure of the system to return to its normal operations despite cleaning of backlogged traffic in yards over Labor Day; Function of the computer system;...

  • Most modern yard.
    Stephens, Bill // Railway Gazette International; Dec2009, Vol. 165 Issue 12, p16 

    This article announces the completion of a four-year project in Lithuania which was intended to boost capacity at the Vaidotai hump yard. According to Lithuanian Railways Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stasys Dailydka, a Siemens-led consortia created one of the most modern yards in eastern...

  • STATE & LOCAL NEWS.
    Stephens, Bill // U.S. Rail News; 7/29/2009, Vol. 32 Issue 15, p9 

    The article offers updates related to railroad transportation in different states in the U.S. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has closed the operations of its hump yard at Muscle Shoals in Alabama. The officials in Wisconsin has approved to purchase two passenger trains from Talgo SA, a Spanish...

  • MAYBROOK, NEW YORK.
    Swanberg, J.W. // Trains; Jan2005, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p50 

    Discusses the activities of Class I railroads in Maybrook, New York City's hump yard. Number of freight trains from New Haven Railroad; Background of the Erie Railroad; History of the dieselization of Maybrook at the New York Central Railroad.

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