kinot-2 Posted September 19, 2018 Report Share Posted September 19, 2018 We drove down to the American Southwest back in June. Along the way, we stopped at a number of places that had interesting things to see. On our 2nd day we went to the largest train shunting yard in the world. An average of 139 trains and over 14,000 railroad cars pass through Bailey Yard every day, It covers a total expanse of 2,850 acres (4.45 sq mi; 11.5 km2) and is over 8 miles (13 km) in length and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide. The yard has 200 separate tracks totaling 315 miles (507 km) of track, 985 switches, 766 turnouts, and 17 receiving and 16 departure tracks. Here are just a few of the pics. It runs 24/7, 365 days, and employs 2,600 people. Forv those of you who might be more inquisitive here's a link about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey_Yard The most powerfull diesel engine ever built The mail car. The Roundhouse Rail cars. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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