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Hump Yards
One of the most fascinating aspects of railroad operations, hump yards are a necessity for sorting cars, and putting out trains 24 hours a day.
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Photo ID: 602951

An assortment of SD40N's and SD38-2's sit near the "East Hump" as UPY SD38-2 No. 840 takes two SD40N's over the hump after working a cut into the bowl at Union Pacific's Bailey Yard in N... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 840
Train ID: East Hump Job
Photo Date: July 04, 2016


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jan 14, 2017

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Photo ID: 581346

A lone RCO-equipped SD40-2 backs into the massive hump yard to grab a cut of cars for final assembly into an outbound train.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 1882
Train ID: Trimmer Job
Photo Date: June 25, 2016


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By: Erik Rasmussen

Added: Jun 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 550953

The conductor of this remote CSX engine, steps off for a brief moment to throw the switch to line this Mother-Slug set CSXT No. 2436 and CSXT No. 1068 towards the hump instead of the Tilford Dies... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2436
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 2015


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: Oct 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 494986

A Selkirk hump set heads WB to the receiving yard to get another train at the increasingly busy Selkirk hump. On the right are new yard tracks being constructed by CSX to deal with the traffic bo... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2445
Train ID: Hump Service
Photo Date: August 13, 2014


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Aug 24, 2014

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Photo ID: 494481

What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: With the scuttlebutt regarding Ben's Bridge demise becoming more frequent, I stop by for maybe a last shot from a favorite location. However, it appears CS... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD RDSLUG/RDMATE
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2445, 1018
Train ID: Hump
Photo Date: August 19, 2014


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By: Lester Zmudzinski

Added: Aug 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 494474

What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: A quick pause before continuing up the hump in Selkirk yard.

Railroad: Union Tank Car Company
Locomotive: Tank cars
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: UTLX 670567
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 2014


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By: Lester Zmudzinski

Added: Aug 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 477639

A yard slug tirelessly shoves another string of cars over the hump on a pleasant spring day.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2437
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2014


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By: Jack M. Jakeman

Added: Apr 13, 2014

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Photo ID: 473119

Two of a kind: A duo of consecutively numbered and former L&N SD40-2's, both built in 1974, work the Tilford hump on a beautiful springlike day in Atlanta.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2435
Train ID: None
Photo Date: March 09, 2014


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Mar 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 469327

WESTERN STRANGER. UTAH 3000 sits snow covered in the CSX Selkirk service area as a slug set shoves another cut over the Selkirk hump. The Utah unit is in transit to Florida and The Bay Line.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2445
Train ID: CSX Hump Job
Photo Date: February 08, 2014


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Feb 09, 2014

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Photo ID: 468529

Rio Grande's one and only 'chop nose' SD9 works at the hump yard in Grand Junction on June 14, 1981.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD9
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5305
Train ID: Hump Switcher
Photo Date: June 14, 1981


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 02, 2014

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Photo ID: 466972

We're at Oakland on an eastbound coal train waiting our turn to head to Portage,WI.. This is the east end of the Pigs Eye Hump Yard at St.Paul,MN.. The hump power can be seen on the hump to the le... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: St.Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 131
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1983


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 20, 2014

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Photo ID: 464207

A cut of pristine Fruit Growers Express reefers is sorted out on the hump at Potomac Yard. It appears they were in the consist of a hot TOFC train. FGEX had their corporate HQ in Alexandria at t... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: refrigerated boxcar
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: FGEX 1391
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 25, 1961


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 463467

Q620 has just arrived into Selkirk Yard and the power is cutting off from it's train to run the balloon and park. At the same time two tracks over, Y122 works the hump with a Q702 which had just a... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8839
Train ID: CSXT Y122
Photo Date: December 22, 2013


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By: Patrick Lynch

Added: Dec 24, 2013

Views: 2,127
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Photo ID: 459870

Chessie System light power rolls by the hump at Potomac Yard just before sunset.

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 4012
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: November 24, 1984


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Nov 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 459153

As the third trick operator at North Platte’s East Hump checks his array of glowing computer screens, cars continue to roll down the hump to be classified. A UTLX tank car rolls by the lights of t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 18, 2013

Views: 2,681
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