Largest Railyards in North America

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Largest Railyards in North America

  • In a similar vien to my last post, where are the largest railyards in North America located?
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  •  BRC in Chicago (okay, Bedford Park),  the former BN in Galesburg and Northtown. The ATSF Argentine in KC. I believe the NS yard in Atlanta holds the title now, though. And the tidewater yards in Norfolk HAS GOT be close. Any others?
    Snagletooth
  • The "Official" largest yard in the world is UP's at North Platte.  At one time, CNW's Proviso Yard held that honor, but it was cut back a bit in the 1950s.  Still pretty busy--I'm off to "check it out" for about eight hours today.

    Carl

    Railroader Emeritus (practiced railroading for 46 years--and in 2010 I finally got it right!)

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  • The largest yard in the NS system is located in Elkhart IN
  • Is not Bellevue the largest NSRR yard? Smile [:)]

     

     

     

     vlmuke wrote:
    The largest yard in the NS system is located in Elkhart IN

    Living nearby to MP 186 of the UPRR  Austin TX Sub

  • Conway and Selikirk are the bigest in the ex-conrail system
  • I think its Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska.  On UP's website (http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/facilities/bailey/index.shtml ) it says:
    "Union Pacific Railroad's Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska, is the largest railroad classification yard in the world."

    Works for me!  Big Smile [:D]

    Dan

  • What/where is the largest BNSF...?

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  • Bellvue has only 29 tracks in the EW yard plus another 47 in the CY yard another 15 in the A and W yards plus a few other small tracks which is a total of 91 tracks the Elkhart yard has 72 track in the hump yard plus receiving yard of 15 track and two departure tracks of 6 and 7 each plus a local yard with 12 tracks which is 112 tracks plus a few more mot counted such as the car and diesel shop tracks so that would make Elkhart yard the biggest in the NS system

  • OK thanks for the info Smile [:)]

     

     

     vlmuke wrote:

    Bellvue has only 29 tracks in the EW yard plus another 47 in the CY yard another 15 in the A and W yards plus a few other small tracks which is a total of 91 tracks the Elkhart yard has 72 track in the hump yard plus receiving yard of 15 track and two departure tracks of 6 and 7 each plus a local yard with 12 tracks which is 112 tracks plus a few more mot counted such as the car and diesel shop tracks so that would make Elkhart yard the biggest in the NS system

    Living nearby to MP 186 of the UPRR  Austin TX Sub

  • I believe Rice Yard in Waycross, Ga is the second or third largest.
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  • How would one determine the largest?  By car capacity? or by land mass? 

    Carl, how many cars does Proviso classify daily on average?  Also, there is a north south yard just east of 294.  Is that also Proviso?  I would assume that handles Wisconsin and Northern Illinois traffic.  Correct? or not?

    Just checked my CORA map...it does indeed say Proviso North.  I have a customer up in that area and there always seems to be activity in the yard by the office.

    ed

  • The north/south yard just east of I-294 is Proviso Yard 9 - receiving yard and run through for trains (coal/hopper) goiung north onto the Milwaukee (ex-New) Line Sub.

    CC

  • Ed, our throughput is several thousand cars a day--up to 2000 of which are humped.

    Our name for the yard parallel to 294 is Yard 9 (Proviso was divided into nine smaller yards at one time).  It serves as the receiving yard, where inbound manifests (all of them, not just Wisconsin) are inspected before humping.

    If you have to visit your customer up there, let me know!

    Carl

    Railroader Emeritus (practiced railroading for 46 years--and in 2010 I finally got it right!)

    CAACSCOCOM--I don't want to behave improperly, so I just won't behave at all. (SM)

  • Baliey Yard is the largest in North America but in the world I was told that a city in Germany has that title now. Rice Yard is close to that top spot.

     

     

    Kevin