On my last day in Chicago we see the largest yard I have seen to date. Humps going in both directions, trains and cars everywhere. I feel sorry for any FNG's!
586 heads to the bowls tracks as 306 and a slug shove cars up the hump. If you look back at the hump you can see 2 more slug sets awaiting work.
Yard jobs at Clearing yard.
After shoving cars over the hump 306 and 307 roll back down the hill as 308 and 309 pull cars towards the hump and 140 drills covered hoppers in he back.
Two rco crews using SW1500's pull cars back from the bowl tracks and start assembling outbound trains. The 534 in the back is the ex-Bicentennial unit and to the left is two more yard jobs waiting... (more)